Pakistani PM to return home Saturday after surgery in London

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Posted: Jul 08, 2016 8:25 AM

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Officials say Pakistan's prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, who underwent open heart surgery at a hospital in London last month, will be returning home on Saturday.

Daniyal Gilani, a spokesman for Pakistan International Airlines, said Friday that because of Sharif's "health issues" his office had been partly moved to London. He says a plane is being sent to bring Sharif and his staff back.

Sharif traveled to London in April and underwent surgery there in May.

Anjum Chaudhry, a member of the UK chapter of the ruling PML-N party, also confirmed the prime minister's travel plans.

Sharif is under pressure from the opposition to step down because his family members were named as holders of offshore wealth in leaked financial documents from Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca.