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 mother has passed away.”

Tarar said Suleman Shehbaz informed about the demise of Shamim Akhtar from London via phone and added that steps are being taken to shift her body to Pakistan.

“Details would be shared after finalisation of arrangments”, Atta Tarar added.

Begum Shamim was staying in London with her son Nawaz Sharif, where she breathed her last. She was 90.

Shehbaz Sharif also shared pictures of his deceased mother on his social media account and appealed to the nation to pray for her eternal peace.

Meanwhile, PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz, who is currently attending PDM’s public gathering in Peshawar has been informed about the death of her grandmother. Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz are likely to be released on the payroll.

On the other hand, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Governor Punjab Chaudhry Sarwar, Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar, former president Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and other political leaders have expressed grief over the demise of Shamim Akhtar and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.

“My condolences and prayers go to the Sharif family on the passing of Mian Nawaz and Mian Shahbaz Sharif’s mother,” Prime Minister Imran wrote on his official Twitter handle.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed his grief and heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Begum Shamim Akhtar, mother of Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif.

He said, “May Allah Almighty bless the departed soul in eternal peace.”