Funeral of Begum Shamim will take place in Lahore on Saturday


LONDON: The dead body of Begum Shamim Akhtar, mother of Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif, will be sent to Lahore from London on Friday (November 27) and reach to Lahore on Saturday (November 28).

Begum Shamim

According to sources in the Sharif family, Begum Shamim Akhtars body would be flown to Lahore via British Airways flight BA-259, which will land in Lahore at 6:45 AM on Saturday.

Meanwhile, former finance minister Ishaq Dar reached the Avenfield House and said that family has received Begum Shamim Akhtars death certificate. He said that Begum Shamim Akhtar’s funeral prayers would be offered in London hopefully on Thursday (November 26). He said that Begum Shamim Akhtars body would reach Lahore on Saturday.

Ishaq Dar said that arrangements for Begum Shamim Akhtar’s funeral prayers were delayed due to the coronavirus lockdown in London. He said that a limited number of people would be able to attend her funeral prayers in a London mosque due to the coronavirus lockdown.

He said that Nawaz Sharif was in a state of mourning after his mother’s death and still suffering from kidney pain. He is in constant medical treatment.