Mother of Nawaz Sharif – Shamim Akhtar passes away in London

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Mother of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif – Begum Shamim Akhtar passed away in London, Deputy Secretary General PMLN, announced in a twitter message. The cause of death was not given, however late Begum Akhtar was not feeling well for the past some time.

Late Ms Shamim Akhtar, 90 was residing with her son Nawaz Sharif at the Avenfield apartments since February this year.


The news of demise of Begum Shamim Akhtar came at a time, when the Pakistan Democratic Movement – PDM was about to hold a rally at Peshawar. The PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif, who is spearheading a campaign against the government, along with ten other opposition parties arrived at the venue after attending a luncheon along with other PDM leaders at the Bilour House.

Mother of Nawaz Sharif - Shamim Akhtar passes away in London

Mian Iftikhar of ANP interrupted the address of Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to let Maryam Nawaz share the sad news with the people. Maryam said she was not in a position to address the rally and asked the people to pray for her grandmother and his father. The participants later offered prayers for the departed soul.

Mother of Nawaz Sharif - Shamim Akhtar passes away in London

Maryam Nawaz Sharif later in a message on twitter said she was not aware of the passing away of her grandmother as the mobile service was jammed and no government functionary did not even bother to inform her.

The PML-N media wing relayed the entire proceedings of the PDM rally live on Twitter and Facebook, and the party social media groups remained tight lipped, despite the social media abuzz with condolence messages from around the world.

Immediately after the breaking of sad news condolence messages from across the political divide started pouring in. President Dr Arif Alvi in his condolence message conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the former Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif.

Prime Minister Imran Khan in a message also conveyed his heartfelt grief and said “My condolences and prayers go to the Sharif family on the passing of Mian Nawaz and Mian Shahbaz Sharif’s mother.”

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Jawed Bajwa also conveyed his heartfelt condolences on sad demise of Begum Shamim Akhtar. “May Allah Almighty bless the departed soul in eternal peace – Ameen,” DG ISPR quoted the COAS as saying.

Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar also conveyed his deep condolences over the sad demise.

President Azad Jammu Kashmir Masood Khan prayed to Allah Almighty “May the departed rest in eternal peace and be in an exalted place in the Hereafter.”