Firdous Ashiq Awan insults Nawaz Sharif’s deceased mother

LAHORE: The newly appointed Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information, Firdous Ashiq Awan has crossed all limits of decency while taking a dig at Nawaz Sharif’s deceased mother, the late Begum Shamim Akhtar.

Speaking to media personnel in Lahore, Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the Sharif Family had ‘parcelled’ the body of Nawaz Sharif’s deceased mother, Begum Shamim Akhtar.

“The Sharif Family, who used government resources and chartered flights to get Nihari and Siri Paye have parcelled their mother’s dead body via cargo,” Firdous Ashiq Awan said.

Contrary to Pakistani and Islamic traditions, Firdous Aashiq Awan used extremely derogatory and insulting language towards Begum Shamim Akhtar in a press conference.

Begum Shamim Akhtar, 89, passed away in London at her son Nawaz Sharif’s residence in Avenfield House.

TPD Investigations Desk can confirm that the funeral will be held at London Central Mosque in Regent’s Park on 27 November at 11 am. Due to the UK government’s COVID-19 restrictions, only 30 people will be allowed to attend the funeral after which, Begum Shamim Akhtar’s body is expected to fly to Pakistan for burial in the Sharif Family graveyard in Jati Umra.

Firdous Ashiq Awan’s statement has been slammed by social media users, since it went against basic tenets of decency, especially at the time of a death in the Sharif family.

This is not the first time Firdous has used unsavoury language. A few years back, Firdous Ashiq Awan accused Kashmala Tariq, who currently serves as the Federal Ombudsperson for Protection against Harassment of Women of coming from Lahore’s red light district during a verbal spat.

Previously, when Nawaz Sharif’s wife, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz was ill in London, many members belonging to the PTI including current PTV Chairman, Naeem Bukhari had implied that Begum Kulsoom Nawaz was not actually sick but the Sharif Family was lying about Kulsoom Nawaz’s illness.

Kulsoom Nawaz died after that but PTI members did not apologise for their immoral and deceitful rhetoric which has been repeated in the aftermath of Begum Shamim Akhtar’s death.

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