Nawaz Sharif’s mom Begum Shamim Akhtar dies in London


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Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s mom Begum Shamim Akhtar died in London on Sunday. She was 91. Begum Akhtar was not effectively for the final one month or so, in keeping with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) celebration sources. “On Sunday she breathed her last in London,” PML-N deputy secretary-general Attaullah Tarar stated.

She had travelled to London in February final and had been dwelling with Nawaz and her grandchildren.

Tarar stated the physique of Begum Akhtar is prone to be introduced again to Lahore on Monday and buried subsequent to the grave of her husband Mian Sharif on the Jati Umra Raiwind residence of the Sharif household.

Tarar stated an software is being filed with the authorities involved for the discharge of Nawaz’s youthful brother and PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif on parole to attend the final rites of his mom.

PML-N supreme chief Nawaz Sharif, who has been declared ‘absconder’ by a Pakistani court docket, is unlikely to return to the nation to attend the final rites of his mom.

“Nawaz would attend funeral prayers of his mother in London before the body is taken to Lahore,” a senior PML-N leader told PTI. He said that Nawaz is undergoing treatment related to small stones in his kidney at the moment. “He will return to the country once he gets fully well,” he said.

Nawaz had left for London in November 2019 after the Lahore High Court granted him a four-week permission to go abroad for treatment. He had submitted an undertaking to the court to return to Pakistan citing his record of facing the law and justice within four weeks or as soon as he is declared healthy and fit to travel by doctors.

He was also given bail in the Al-Azizia Mills corruption case in which he was serving a seven-year prison sentence in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail.

Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto and other politicians expressed their condolence on the demise of Nawaz’s mother.

Gen Bajwa “expresses grief and heartfelt condolences on unhappy demise of Begum Shamim Akhtar mom of Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif/Mian Shehbaz Sharif,” the Director-General of ISPR (Inter-Services Public Relations) – the media wing of the military – stated in a tweet. 

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