(Photo courtesy: MEA)
(Photo courtesy: MEA)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended best wishes to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif for his open-heart surgery to be held in UK next Tuesday.

“My best wishes to PM Nawaz Sharif Sahab for his open heart surgery on Tuesday. And for his speedy recovery & good health,” Mr. Modi tweeted.

Mr. Sharif will undergo an open-heart surgery on Tuesday, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif had said on Friday.

Mr. Asif, also a confidante of 66-year-old Mr. Sharif, had said doctors have advised the Prime Minister to undergo an open-heart surgery, following which he will be staying in the hospital for a week.

“The Prime Minister will travel after one week, on doctor’s permission,” he added.

Mr. Sharif’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz had confirmed on twitter that her father will undergo an open-heart surgery on Tuesday.