Islamabad / London: PML-N has suspended all planned activities until the funeral of Supreme Leader Nawaz Sharif’s mother, who died in London earlier today.
“We have suspended all activities of the PML-N until the funeral” of Mian Nawaz Sharif’s mother, party spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Twitter, referring to Begum Shamim Akhtar as ‘Aapi Ji,’ or elder sister.
“May God give courage to the family to bear this tragedy. Aameen,” she wrote.
Begum Shamim Akhtar, the mother of Nawaz Sharif, as well as Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and the party’s president, Shahbaz Sharif — had died earlier today aged 89.
The Alzheimer’s patient’s condition has deteriorated over the past week and she is unable to recover due to her advanced age.
PML-N workers in London gathered outside the Avenfield Apartments family home where Brifum Shamim Akhtar lived.
Nawaz Sharif’s mother is being treated in a hospital in London.
According to people familiar with the case, the Westminster District Court’s coroner will release the body of the former prime minister’s mother after her death certificate is issued.
The Sharif family would make arrangements to transport the body to Pakistan for burial once the death certificate is issued.