LAHORE: Mother of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and former Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif has passed away.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Attaullah Tarar announced the tragic news on twitter and wrote that Mian Nawaz Sharif and Mian Shehbaz Sharif’s respected mother has passed away”.
Speaking to the news agency , Ataullah Tarar said that he spoke to Suleman Shahbaz over the phone who confirmed his grandmother’s death.
Begum Shamim was staying in London with her son Nawaz Sharif and had been ill for quite some time, said sources.
Her other son Shehbaz Sharif is under custody in Kot Lakhpat Jail while PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz, who is currently attending PDM’s public gathering in Peshawar has also been informed about death of her grandmother.
Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani have expressed grief and sorrow over sad demise of PML-N supremo’s mother.
Former President Asif Ali Zardari and Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also expressed sorrow over her demise and prayed for the departed soul.