The body of the Sharif brothers’ mother was flown to Pakistan from Britain
LAHORE: The body of Begum Shamim Akhtar, mother of Sharif brothers, was flown to Pakistan from UK.
Nawaz Sharif’s sister Kausar Begum also reached Lahore with the body while Leader of Opposition Shahbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz received the body of Begum Shamim Akhtar at Lahore Airport which was taken to Sharif Medical Complex.
Funeral prayers of Begum Shamim Akhtar will be offered at Sharif Medical Complex at 1.30 pm.
Begum Shamim Akhtar’s funeral prayers were offered at the Central Mosque in London yesterday. Under Corona SOPs, 30 people were allowed to attend the funeral prayers. Nawaz Sharif, Hussain Nawaz Hassan Nawaz, Ishaq Dar, his son Ali Dar and close relatives were present.
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 and the jail staff will stay with them.