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January 12, 2013
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Nawaz, Shahbaz’s brother Abbas Sharif dies

January 12, 2013

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LAHORE: Muhammad Abbas Sharif, the younger brother of PML-N President Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, died of cardiac arrest here on Friday.
He was 58 and is survived by four children, including two sons and two daughters besides the widow.
He was buried beside his father Mian Muhammad Sharif after Namaz-e-Janaza offered at the compound of Raiwind residence after the Maghrib prayers. Maulana Raghib Naeemi, the head of Jamia Naeemia, led the funeral prayers.
A PML-N media spokesman said Abbas Sharif died of cardiac arrest. According to family sources, Abbas was shifted to the Sharif Medical Complex after pain in the chest. There were reports that he died due to an electric shock, resulting in cardiac arrest.
Abbas was elected as a Member of National Assembly in 1993.
President Asif Ali Zardari, Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amir Haider Khan Hoti, Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf cairman Imran Khan, Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi, President Javed Hashmi, Secretary General Dr Arif Alvi and Information Secretary Shafqat Mahmood, Chairman Senate Nayyer Hussain Bokhari and Deputy Chairman Sabir Ali Baloch, Leader of House in the Senate Jehangir Badr and Leader of Opposition Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Speaker National Assembly Dr. Fehmida Mirza and Deputy Speaker Faisal Karim Kundi, Chairman Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Nadeem Afzal Gondal, PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Deputy Prime Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo, leaders and workers of PML-N, provincial ministers, MNAs, MPAs, retired judges, intellectuals, Ulema, Mashaikh, journalists, columnists, socialites, and a large number of people belonging to different walks of life offered their condolences.
Mian Nawaz

Sharif and Mian Shahbaz Sharif will meet those coming for condolences on Saturday from 2:00m to 4:00pm at Jati Umra. The Qul ceremony will be held on Sunday at 1:00pm.

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