London: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who underwent an open-heart surgery in London on Tuesday, is "happy and healthy" and soon will be able to receive visitors beyond family members, a party official said on Wednesday.
The 66-year-old PML-N leader is "resting and recovering" with his family members by his side at The Harley Street Clinic in central London.
"Everything has gone well, the operation was successful and he is stable, resting and recovering. He is happy and healthy," said a PML-N UK spokesperson.
The spokesperson also said that Sharif will be moved to another room in the clinic on Thursday to be able to receive visitors beyond family members.
"When he had come to London for his check-up in April, he had been advised by doctors to not undertake any air travel. But he wanted to go back to Pakistan. We were aware back then that another check-up and even surgery may be necessary," the spokesperson said.
Sharif had arrived in London on 22 May and went in for the surgery on Tuesday, his second cardiac procedure in five
Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif, who accompanied him to the UK, had been providing updates on social media.
"All arteries successfully grafted... Surgery successful by The Grace Of Almighty," she had tweeted yesterday.
Her last tweet after the surgery concluded read: "My father... the LOVE of my life... Allah bless you with a long life & perfect health... Ameen."
Sharif is expected to stay at the clinic for a week and his date of return to Pakistan will be decided based on doctors' advice.
Earlier reports had indicated the surgery would take place at the Princess Grace Hospital in London but it took place at The Harley Street Clinic, one of the UK's well-known private hospitals just off London's Harley Street - famous for medical specialists.