Mother of Nawaz, Shehbaz Sharif Begum Shamim passes away in London

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Lahore (Web Desk): Begum Shamim Akhtar, mother of former premier Nawaz Sharif and PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif, passed away in London on Sunday morning.

According to the family sources, Shamim Akhtar had developed a severe chest infection and was suffering from an advanced stage of Alzheimer’s disease. Her condition had deteriorated over the last week and she could not regain her health due to old age.

The deceased was receiving treatment at a London hospital and her body is currently kept at the Avenfield Apartments where she was staying with Nawaz Sharif.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed his condolences on the demise of Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif’s mother.

“My condolences and prayers go to the Sharif family on the passing of Mian Nawaz and Mian Shahbaz Sharif's mother. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un,” the premier said in a tweet.