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Pakistan

Web Desk
November 28, 2020

Funeral prayers of Nawaz Sharif’s mother offered in Lahore

Pakistan

Web Desk
Sat, Nov 28, 2020
A large number of PML-N supporters and workers attended the funeral prayers of Nawaz Sharif mother. Geo News screen grab.

LAHORE: The funeral prayers of Begum Shamim Akhtar, the mother of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, were offered in Lahore today.

Mufti Raghim Naeemi led the prayers at the Sharif Medical City, Raiwind where a large number of PML-N leaders and workers were present. She will be buried in Jati Umrah next to his husband Mian Mohammad Sharif.

Late Begum Akhtar's body has been sent to Pakistan from London via British Airways flight BA-059.

Geo News reported Saturday morning that her body had reached Lahore and was handed over to her son, Shehbaz, who was at the Lahore airport with his son Hamza Shahbaz to receive the body.

PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb and PML-N's Attaullah Tarar were also there at the Allama Iqbal International Airport.

Scores of PML-N workers made their way to the airport as the London flight carrying Begum Akhtar's body landed in Lahore.

PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif offered the funeral prayers of his mother in London on Friday along with several family and party members.

The prayers were held in London Central Mosque — alternatively known as Regent's Park Mosque — where the number of participants had to be limited to 30 under the United Kingdom's coronavirus guidelines.

 Begum Shamim Akhtar passed away in London on November 22 at the age of 89. She had developed a severe chest infection and was suffering from an advanced stage of Alzheimer's Disease. Her condition had deteriorated and she could not regain her health due to old age.

The deceased was receiving treatment at a London hospital and her body was previously kept at the Avenfield Apartments where she was staying with Nawaz Sharif.