Begum Shamim Akhtar was Laid to Rest

The funeral prayers in Lahore were attended by members of the Sharif family, political figures and a large number of citizens

LAHORE: Begum Shamim Akhtar, mother of Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif, was buried in Lahore.

The funeral prayers in Lahore were attended by members of the Sharif family, political figures and a large number of citizens.

Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif’s mother died in London on November 22.

Nawaz Sharif’s sister Kausar Begum also arrived in Lahore in the morning with the body.

While opposition leaders Shahbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz received the body of Begum Shamim Akhtar at Lahore Airport which was taken to Sharif Medical Complex۔

Begum Shamim Akhtar’s funeral prayers were offered in Sharif Jati Umrah in which a large number of people besides Shahbaz Sharif, Hamza Shahbaz and PML-N central leadership participated.

Begum Shamim Akhtar’s funeral prayers were offered by Mufti Ragheb Naeemi and she was buried beside her husband Mian Muhammad Sharif.

Funeral prayers of Begum Shamim Akhtar were also offered in the main mosque of London yesterday.

Under Corona SOPs, 30 people were allowed to attend the funeral prayers.

It may be recalled that the Punjab government had released Shahbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz from Central Jail Kot Lakhpat on a five-day parole yesterday to attend the funeral prayers and burial of their mother.

Under the parole rules, the residence of Shahbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz has been declared a sub-jail.

The jail staff will stay with them.

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