Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be admitted to hospital soon for a cardiac procedure, according to report.

According to a source at the Royal Brompton Hospital, UK told The News International that cardiologists have informed Sharif that he must be hospitalised for the procedure.

The source further said that the former premier has been advised that it would be determined within a week whether he would need a heart operation, bypass or a heart stent.

Last year, in November, Sharif underwent a range of tests, including PET and CT scan, at a hospital in the UK to find out the exact cause behind his low platelet count.

Earlier, Khan had said that the PET scan will give a clearer picture of the reasons behind Nawaz Sharif’s low platelet count and that once this is determined, the ailing politician will undergo a cardiac procedure.

On October 25, the Lahore High Court (LHC) had bailed Nawaz Sharif indefinitely on medical grounds in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case, days after he was taken to Services Hospital from Kot Lakhpat Jail after the deterioration of his health.

Sharif was sentenced to seven years in prison in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference on 24 December 2018. Rs1.5 billion and the US $25 million fine, a disqualification of 10 years from holding any public office was part of the sentences awarded to the former premier.

Sharif had also secured bail in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case from the Lahore High Court on the same ground.