By Muhammad Luqman
PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and party president Shehbaz Sharif’s mother, Begum Shamim Akhtar, also known as Shamim Bibi, passed away in London on Sunday morning, Attaullah Tarar, a leader of PML (N) confirmed.
The cause of death could not be immediately ascertained, but the nonagenarian lady had been unwell for the past several months. Her condition had become critical over the last week and she breathed her last at home on Sunday morning, according to English newpaper Daily Dawn.
Father of Sharif brothers, Mian Muhammad Sharif had died in the year 2004 when Nawaz Sharif was in self exile in Saudi Arabia.
میاں نواز شریف اور میاں شہباز شریف کی والدہ محترمہ وفات پا گئیں ہیں
Api jee Passed away
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
— Attaullah Tarar (@TararAttaullah) November 22, 2020
Shamim Bibi had travelled to London in February earlier this year and had been living with her son, Nawaz Sharif since.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, federal ministers and leaders of various political parties have expressed profound grief over the death of Shamim Bibi.
Senior PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal also prayed for the departed soul. “She was a very pious and brave woman,” he tweeted.