According to sources, Nawaz Sharif’s mother had been in critical condition for the past month but she had been in a critical condition for the past few days and died at Avonfield Apartments in London.
According to family sources, Begum Shamim Akhtar had a severe chest infection and was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Begum Shamim Akhtar’s youngest son Shahbaz Sharif is currently lodged in Lahore Jail where he was informed about the death of his mother. Hamza Shahbaz has also been informed in Kot Lakhpat Jail.
According to Sharif family sources, Begum Shamim Akhtar’s funeral prayers will be offered in London while it may take two to three days to send her body to Pakistan.
The former president Nawaz Sharif is unlikely to come to Pakistan with the deceased, which has also been confirmed by the former finance minister and his relative Ishaq Dar.
The former finance minister has said that Nawaz Sharif will not go to Pakistan with his mother’s body. According to medical advice, Nawaz Sharif is not allowed to travel.
Family sources said that Nawaz Sharif is awaiting for release on parole of Shahbaz Sharif for consultation on funeral arrangements. It is possible that Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Asma Nawaz will be taken the deceased to Pakistan.
On the other hand, the country’s political leadership, including Prime Minister Imran Khan and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, have expressed condolences over the death of Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif’s mother.