Rana Sanaullah Khan, the federal interior minister, was admitted to a Lahore hospital for a routine medical procedure.
The interior minister reported that he is recovering after quick health checkups and procedures.
The National Institute of Heart Diseases (NIHD) in Rawalpindi, also known as the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology, released an audio message from the minister on Friday.
The minister added in an audio message on Friday, “To all those well-wishers who are concerned about my health after viewing my picture at the hospital, I am OK.”
“In 2004, about 20 years ago, I underwent heart surgery. Every two to three years, a general examination and a few minor procedures are necessary for patients like me.”
He also praised medics, saying his doctors conducted his checkup in a cutting-edge manner. He said that they also carried out a minor procedure that they thought was required.
He said that he is recovering at the AFIC in Rawalpindi following the treatment and would return home in a day or two. As the hospital has its limitations, he also asked his supporters not to swarm the place.
On Sunday, when I return home, all of my friends are invited to visit me, he said.
According to Federal Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, Rana Sanaullah visited the hospital for a normal checkup. She denied any health-related speculations, stating that the minister underwent heart surgery in 2004—18 years prior—and that a checkup every two to three years was necessary.
She said, “The interior minister is in good health and will go home from the hospital tomorrow.”