Begum Shamim Akhtar Laid To Rest In Jati Umra


Begum Shamim Akhtar laid to rest in Jati Umra

Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shehbaz and others attended funeral of Begum Shamim Akhtar at Football stadium of Sharif Medical Complex.

LAHORE: (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News-Nov 28th, 2020) Begum Shamim Akhtar, mother of Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif, laid to rest in Jati Umra on Saturday.

Her funeral prayer was offered at Football ground of Sharif Medical Complex. Son Shehbaz Sharif, grandson Hamza Shehbaz and many others including the leaders of the PML-N attended funeral of Begum Shamim Akhtar.

She was buried along with other members of Sharif family.

Earlier today, the dead body of Begum Shamim Akhtar, the mother of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shahbaz Sharif arrived in Lahore.

Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz both reached Allama Iqbal International Airport to receive the body of Begum Shamim Akhtar.

Shehbaz Sharif, the President of PML-N, who was released on five-day parole reached Lahore airport to receive her mother’s body. Other members of the Sharif family were also present there at the airport.

According to the latest reports, funeral prayers of Begum Shamim Akhtar would be held at 1: 30 pm at Sharif Medical City and she would be laid to rest at Sharif family’s graveyard next to the grave of her husband, Mian Sharif.

The Qul ceremony of Begum Shamim Akhtar will be held at Jati Umra which will be attended by Sharif family’s members.

Punjab government on Friday released Mian Shehbaz Sharif and son Hamza Shahbaz on parole for five days to attend his Begum Shamim Akhtar’s funeral and burial. The two have been released for a period of five days.

According to sources, Mian Shahbaz Sharif and Hamzqa Shehbaz have left for Jati Umrah to make arrangement for Begum Shamim Akhtar’s burial. Last year, PML-N leader Mian Nawaz Sharif was also released on five-day parole for the funeral of his wife Kulsoom Nawaz.

The government issued the notification of their release, which said that the PML-N president and his son would remain free from November 27 to December 1 on five-day parole. PML-N had requested for fourteen-day parole.

Fida Hussnain

Fida Hussnain is a lahore based journalist. He writes on politics, religion, social issues and climate change. He is also a research fellow at University of Gujrat.