Begum Shamim Akhtar, mother of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and party president Shehbaz Sharif passed away in London. She went to London in February.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, federal ministers and leaders of various political parties have expressed profound grief over the death of Shamim Bibi.

Maryam Nawaz, grand daughter of Begum Shamim Akhtar, received this information in Peshawar where she was attending rally of Pakistan Democratic Movement. She left to Lahore immediately. In her twit, Maryam Nawaz complained that she received information two hours late as government had suspended phone services. She said government officials or ministers did not bother to inform me about the demise of grandmother.

Prime Minister in a tweet offered his condolence to the Sharif family.

Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed grief and heartfelt condolences on sad demise of Begum Shamim Akhtar.

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