RAWALPINDI - Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmad underwent surgery on Wednesday after he was diagnosed with appendix.

The 67-year-old politician was taken to a private hospital in Rawalpindi after he complained of severe pain in his abdomen, where a team of doctors removed the tube.

The cost of treatment will be paid by National Assembly as the MNA from Rawalpindi has not resigned despite a public announcement last week.

“I was determined to tender my resignation to National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, but Imran Khan stopped him from doing so,” the AML chief said at a Press conference on Tuesday.

“I was ready to resign but Imran Khan told me to wait for seven to eight days,” he stated.

His statement came a week after the AML chief not only announced his decision to resign from the National Assembly seat he was elected on but also demanded the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman and others do the same to create pressure on the ruling PML-N.