Nawaz Sharif's brother passes away

Published: January 11, 2013

File photo of Nawaz Sharif with his younger brother Abbas. PHOTO:EXPRESS/FILE

LAHORE: Abbas Sharif, Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif’s brother passed away on Friday after being electrocuted, Express News reported.

According to sources, Abbas Sharif went to lavatory for ablution where he slipped and fell on an electric heater.

Earlier reports stated he was exiting a mosque when the incident took place.

Abbas was shifted to Sharif Medical City Hospital where he was given first aid treatment but was unable to survive.

Hospital staff said he suffered a heart attack due to excess voltage.

His funeral prayers will be held after Isha prayers today at his residence in Jati Umra, Lahore.

Abbas Sharif was the youngest among the siblings.

Leaders of different political parties phoned Nawaz to express condolences.

He is survived by two sons, daughters and a wife.

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Reader Comments (60)

  • Gul Metlo
    Jan 11, 2013 - 2:42PM

    Very shocking. May the departed soul RIP and courage and patience to family and friends to bear this sudden unrepeatable loss.

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  • Jan 11, 2013 - 2:43PM

    Rest in Peace.

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  • SK
    Jan 11, 2013 - 2:45PM

    May he RIP
    Lesson should still be learned that you can have body guards but Allah knows when you will return….. still some time for all leaders to learn from such things

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  • Aijaz Haider
    Jan 11, 2013 - 2:47PM

    May Allah grant him high ranks in jannat – Ameen.

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  • Arifq
    Jan 11, 2013 - 2:50PM

    Shocking!!

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  • Ali
    Jan 11, 2013 - 2:53PM

    Death comes to everyone. What a horrible way to die.

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  • Sindhi_Awam
    Jan 11, 2013 - 3:06PM

    May he rest in peace. During bad times in Sindh, floods and SPLG Bill, Mian Newaz Sharif Sahab always came to Sindh and stood by us. At this time, Pls accept our sincere condolences. Every one has to go and only good memories remain behind. Wish every Pakistani strive to be a good human being with values like kindness, sympathy, forgiveness, and sincerity and he leaves good example behind.

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  • Azmat
    Jan 11, 2013 - 3:07PM

    May his soul rest in peace. Amin

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  • Jan 11, 2013 - 3:11PM

    May Allah Almighty rest his soul in eternal peace

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  • Alam
    Jan 11, 2013 - 3:11PM

    Which group assassinated him

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  • Concerned
    Jan 11, 2013 - 3:12PM

    RIP.

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  • Spoiled Brat
    Jan 11, 2013 - 3:13PM

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un (إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ)

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  • Afzaal Khan
    Jan 11, 2013 - 3:19PM

    RIP my condolences

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  • Baba Ji
    Jan 11, 2013 - 3:19PM

    innaa lillah …

    maybe an eye opener for the elite that how ghareeb is electrocuted on the streets …

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  • Mirza
    Jan 11, 2013 - 3:20PM

    What the . . .
    With all due respect, does this mean a sympathy vote goes to PML-N this time?

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  • Silas
    Jan 11, 2013 - 3:22PM

    I thought nawaz and shahbaz were the only two.

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  • PTI Voter
    Jan 11, 2013 - 3:22PM

    May his soul rest in peace. Ameen

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  • Sundus
    Jan 11, 2013 - 3:24PM

    i agree with Ali.

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  • Ahmad
    Jan 11, 2013 - 3:28PM

    @Ali: for me it wasn’t horrible way of dying when Allah allows you to offer salah in mosque and then He takes your soul.

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  • FRSP
    Jan 11, 2013 - 3:31PM

    @ALI
    You think you have a better option of dieing.lets hope for the best……….
    May his endless journey be in piece.

    Reminder to all “one way or other we have to depart!!!” no matter to which religion, sect or class we belong.

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  • Ali
    Jan 11, 2013 - 3:32PM

    RIP

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  • Mahmood
    Jan 11, 2013 - 3:36PM

    May Allah Rest departed Soul in Peace & Give Strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss.

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  • Peshawariii
    Jan 11, 2013 - 3:40PM

    Inna lillahe wa Inna elaihe raaji’oon…Recommend

  • Raja
    Jan 11, 2013 - 3:49PM

    Really sad. Do they have some sort of building safety code for mosques? Action needs to be taken against the keeper of the mosque and he should be booked for causing the death by negligence.

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  • Patriot
    Jan 11, 2013 - 3:55PM

    Inna lillahe wa Inna elaihe raaji’oon…

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Jan 11, 2013 - 4:23PM

    @Mirza:

    With all due respect bro – only PPP and PTI would use events, premise, people and “Institutions” to garner votes.

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  • Jan 11, 2013 - 4:31PM

    Sad to hear the news. May his soul rest in peace.

    Pakistan must start making code of conducts even for such small issues like the use of electric heater in Wadhu area, as it can cause searious loss. Like in this case.

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  • Omer Khan
    Jan 11, 2013 - 4:34PM

    RIP
    Sad to see how people here can’t even express grief over someone’s demise without making a commentary on political economy.
    ‘Horrible way to die’, ‘leaders should learn something…’, ‘rich people should realize….’. Disgusting.

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  • Asif
    Jan 11, 2013 - 4:37PM

    Sad News!

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  • gujranwala789
    Jan 11, 2013 - 4:41PM

    So the electic heater did not have protective cover that is criminal as anyone can come in touch with the filament of the heater in case one falls on it for whatever reason.

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  • Paindoo
    Jan 11, 2013 - 4:42PM

    Inna lillahe wa Inna elaihe raaji’oon.

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  • Ali Asghar
    Jan 11, 2013 - 5:08PM

    @Adnan Siddiqi. you have already started gaining votes by your statement.

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  • Gulbano
    Jan 11, 2013 - 5:50PM

    @Mirza: I sure hope not brother man.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jan 11, 2013 - 5:59PM

    May Allah rest his soul in peace.

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  • John the Baptist
    Jan 11, 2013 - 6:11PM

    @Adnan Siddiqi:

    @Mirza:
    With all due respect bro – only PPP and PTI would use events, premise, people and “Institutions” to garner votes.

    Well said. PMLN has no need for such antics–Recommend

  • Tamoor Rindh
    Jan 11, 2013 - 6:12PM

    Inna lillahe wa Inna elaihe raaji’oon…

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  • Lofty
    Jan 11, 2013 - 6:23PM

    @Ahmad:

    And in the end you’re still dead.

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  • Jibran
    Jan 11, 2013 - 6:30PM

    RIP.
    But Electric heater in the bathroom? Recommend

  • Mountie
    Jan 11, 2013 - 6:57PM

    RIP Mian Abbas.

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  • shahid
    Jan 11, 2013 - 6:59PM

    May his soul rest in peace. Amin

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  • Shah
    Jan 11, 2013 - 7:15PM

    nna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un (إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ)

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  • Muhammad Umair Asghar
    Jan 11, 2013 - 7:25PM

    May his soul rests in peace!

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  • Falcon
    Jan 11, 2013 - 7:34PM

    Sad. May his soul RIP and may God give the strength to his family to live through this tragedy.

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  • Falcon
    Jan 11, 2013 - 7:36PM

    @Adnan Siddiqi &
    @Mirza:

    There is a place for everything. Unfortunately death of a human being whatever side he/she belongs to is not the time to put political punch lines. We expect better from our wise ones.

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  • gujranwala789
    Jan 11, 2013 - 7:38PM

    @Jibran:
    “RIP.
    But Electric heater in the bathroom?”

    Yes this stupidity can happen only in pakistan.

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  • Skintaj
    Jan 11, 2013 - 7:50PM

    May Allah rest his soul in Jannatt.
    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un (إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ)

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  • DevilHunterX
    Jan 11, 2013 - 7:56PM

    This was a real … puts glasses on … shocking new

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  • ali ahmed
    Jan 11, 2013 - 7:56PM

    how can a person die by falling on the electric heater ? unless current is running on the heater..there should be proper investication

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  • John the Baptist
    Jan 11, 2013 - 8:09PM

    @Adnan Siddiqi:

    @Adnan Siddiqi:
    @Mirza:
    With all due respect bro – only PPP and PTI would use events, premise, people and “Institutions” to garner votes.

    Well said. PMLN has no need for such antics–it just buys the votes from ill gotten gains and cheating on taxes.

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  • FJ
    Jan 11, 2013 - 8:51PM

    RIP

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  • raja nasir
    Jan 11, 2013 - 9:19PM

    INNA.LILAHE.WA.INA.ELEHE.RAJEOON

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  • Mirza
    Jan 11, 2013 - 9:23PM

    @Gulbano:
    @John the Baptist:
    @Adnan Siddiqi:
    I am sorry and deeply in sympathy with Sharif Brothers on this sad occasion. The above post is not from me. I cannot take a swing on a person when he is down. It was a low blow and it is not me! The hate mongers would do anything to create walls among people. This is no time for politicking and point scoring.
    RIP A. Sharif. May God bless you and your family.

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  • KHI2LHR
    Jan 11, 2013 - 9:24PM

    After my sincere condolences to the loved ones and the friends and family member of the diseased I request the big brothers to establish CPR training classes in every ten mile radius or less from each other. Most of the death by such electric shocks can be eliminated by timely basic CPR__ Heart massage while forcing air into the victims lung. Second would be Regulation like in Europe for manufacturer that their equipment will shut off if kicked, fell, flip or short circuited etc. Third is all bathroom & kitchen power plugs should be grounded and be able to instantly trip/cut the power to the equipment/appliance in case of sudden “earth/ground” or “short-circuit” sensed in the pre-equipped GFI(Ground fault Indicator) plug receptacle. The switch is very common & affordable around the world, any electrician can install it in the room circuit. People will be safer and Gujranwala will have one more industry for sustenance.

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  • bhatti
    Jan 11, 2013 - 9:43PM

    @Sundus:
    as a muslim we should only pray for our dpartured muslim. MAY Almighty GOD forgive his sins and rest him in peace, ……. sundas aap ko to kuch khyaal karna chahyay…u r so cold heart specimen.

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  • Pakistan Lover
    Jan 11, 2013 - 9:44PM

    A pious man indeed. May his soul rest in peace!

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  • PakistanUnited
    Jan 11, 2013 - 11:17PM

    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un (إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ)

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  • Observer
    Jan 12, 2013 - 10:20AM

    @Mirza:
    Hypocrisy knows no bounds.

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  • Iram
    Jan 12, 2013 - 11:00AM

    May Almighty Allah rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to cope up with this irreparable loss. A federal agency should probe and fined reason of the death, it sounds unusual person fall on heater and died.

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  • M
    Jan 12, 2013 - 11:26AM

    Very unfortunate, but the party his brother is the chief of are supporters of banned outfits that kill innocent people.. What goes around comes around.. Nonetheless, he himself has our blessings RIP Sir.

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  • RizwanTKhan
    Jan 12, 2013 - 11:26AM

    Was going for a good cause (ablution). May Allah bless his soul. Seems like a nice man as I never knew Nawaz. S has another brother. Never saw him on in any media forum either.

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