LAHORE – Muhammad Abbas Sharif, younger brother of PML-N President Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, died of cardiac arrest while coming out of a mosque after Juma prayers.Abbas was rushed to Sharif Medical City Hospital for treatment but he could not survive. He was 58 and the youngest son of Mian Muhammad Sharif. The deceased has been survived by a widow, two daughters and two sons.A large number of people flocked to his residence in Raiwind to commiserate with Sharifs. The deceased was laid to rest in the evening on the side of Mian Muhammad Sharif at Jati Umra graveyard in Raiwind. His funeral prayer, led by Maulana Raghib Naeemi, was attended by scores of people belonging to every walk of life. Qul will be held on Sunday 1:00 pm in Raiwind.Deputy Prime Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Ishaq Dar, Khwaja Asif, Khwaja Saad Rafiq, Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan, Deputy Speaker Rana Mashood Ahmad Khan, Pervez Malik, Muhammad Hanif Abbasi, Mian Amir Mahmood, Malik Riaz Hussain, Justice (r) Khwaja Muhammad Sharif, Imran Nazir, Suhail Zia Butt, Jahangir Badar, Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo, Muhammad Rafiq Tarar, Pervez Rashid, Tariq Azeem, Mian Marghoob Ahmad, Afzal Sahi, Ajasam Sharif, Umar Suhail Butt, Khwaja Sulman Rafiq, Rana Maqbool Ahmad, Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor, Ameer Humza, Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa, Sardar Dost Muhammad Khosa, Umar Hayat, Sartaj Aziz, Mohsin Latif, Javed Latif were among those who attended the funeral prayer.Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf phoned Nawaz Sharif to condole the death of his brother, while President Asif Zardari, PPP Chairman Bilalwal Bhutto Zardari, JI Ameer Munawar Hassan, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Maulana Samiul Haq, Prof Sajid Mir, Aftab Sherpao, Asfandyar Wali, Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, Punjab Governor Makhdoom Ahmad Mahmood, Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad, Balochistan Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Magsi, Sindh CM Qaim Ali Shah, MQM chief Altaf Hussain, Imran Khan, Javed Hashmi, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Balochistan CM Aslam Raisani, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa CM Ameer Haider Hoti sent condolence to Sharif family.Abbas Sharif was elected as a member of National Assembly from Lahore’s NA-118 constituency in 1993 general election. But he was not interested in politics and never contested election again. He was a religious person and a philanthropist.This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 12-Jan-2013 here.