ISLAMABAD : Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar was on Monday discharged from Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology after undergoing an angioplasty procedure.
Doctors advised the top court judge to rest after his successful surgery on Sunday.
All scheduled cases were de-listed due to his absence. These high-profile cases pertain to money laundered through “fake accounts”, qualification of flight crews and State Minister Zulfi Bukhari.
It is pertinent to note that Justice Nisar was advised to undergo angioplasty when he went for a routine cardiac examination. He was examined by RIC chief Major General (retd) Athar Kiyani.
“The operation was successful and the chief justice was in a stable condition,” Dr Kiani told Express News.
Angioplasty is a minimally invasive endovascular procedure that widens obstructed arteries to treat arterial atherosclerosis.
According to Mayo Clinic, the procedure improves symptoms of blocked arteries, such as chest pain and shortness of breath.
“A deflated balloon attached to a catheter is passed over a guide-wire into the narrowed vessel and then inflated to a fixed size. The balloon forces expansion of the blood vessel and the surrounding muscular wall, allowing an improved blood flow.”