ISLAMABAD: Former express pace Pakistan bowler Shoaib Akhtar announced on Twitter that his mother passed away. He shared the details of her funeral prayers.
میری والدہ محترمہ رضائے الٰہی سے وفات پا گئ ہیں – انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون۔
نماز جنازہ H-8 میں بعد نماز عصر ادا کی جائے گی۔
My mother, my everything, with the will of Allah taala, has left for heavenly abode.
Namaz e janaza will be in H-8 after Asar Prayers.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) December 25, 2021
Twitter soon reacted to the news with former Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif extending condolences to Akhtar.
Very sorry to know this sad news. Inna Lillah e Wainna Elahi Rajioon. May Allah rest the departed soul in peace & give patience and fortitude to you and your family to bear this irreparable loss.
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) December 26, 2021
Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed also extended his condolences to Akhtar and his family.
Very sad to know about your loss. May Allah bless her with the highest place in Jannah. Prayers for you and your family 🤲🏼
— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) December 26, 2021
Several other politicians, sportspersons, journalists (local and from across the border) extended their support to Akhtar in his time of grief.