PM Narendra Modi writes letter to former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif: PM Modi writes letter to former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif

Highlights:

  • PM Narendra Modi wrote a letter to former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
  • Mourning over the demise of Begum Shamim Akhtar, mother of former Pak Prime Minister
  • Begum Shamim Akhtar died on 22 November in London

New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a letter to former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressing grief over the death of Begum Shamim Akhtar, the mother of former Pakistan Prime Minister. Begum Shamim Akhtar died on 22 November in London. PM Modi wrote the letter on November 27, recalling a meeting he had during his visit to Lahore in 2015, while mourning the death of the mother of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a letter to former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressing grief over the death of his mother.

Two letters of condolence have surfaced, dated 11 December and 27 November. The letter, dated November 27, is from PM Modi, addressed to Nawaz Sharif. The letter, dated December 11, was written by Indian Ambassador Gaurav Ahluwalia to Maryam Nawaz.

The Islamabad-based High Commission of India sent the letter to Maryam Nawaz, daughter of Niaz Sharif, asking her to report it to her father. The letter from the Indian High Commission to Maryam Nawaz has been signed by Gaurav Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. The date 11 December is written on it.

Remember simplicity and hatred
Addressing Nawaz Sharif and remembering his mother Begum Shamim Akhtar, PM Modi said that his simplicity and warmth was really very touching. In this moment of deep grief, I pray to the Almighty to give you and your family the strength to bear this unfulfilled loss.

Died in London on 22 November
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s mother Begum Shamim Akhtar has died in London. She was 91 years old. Begum Akhtar had been unwell for more than a month. After her death in London, Begum Shamim Akhtar’s body was taken to the ancestral village of the Sharif family in Lahore’s Jati Umra, where she was handed over.

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