Umar Sharif’s body likely to be flown back to Pakistan today
The ailing comedian was being airlifted to America for medical treatment but his health deteriorated midair, so his air ambulance had to make an emergency landing at a German airport. He was immediately admitted to a hospital in Germany where he breathed his last yesterday.
In his twitter post on Saturday, Sindh Minister for Information and Labour Senator Saeed Ghani said that late Umar Sharif would be buried in Hazrat Abdullah Shah Ghazi graveyard as per his wish and the Sindh government is bearing his funeral expenses.
مرحوم عمر شریف کی خواہش کے مطابق انکی تدفین حضرت عبداللہ شاہ غازی قبرستان میں کرنے کے انتظامات سندھ حکومت کررہی ہے۔— Senator Saeed Ghani (@SaeedGhani1) October 2, 2021
In the latest development, it has been decided that Maulana Bashir Farooqi of Karachi's Silani Welfare will lead the funeral prayers of Umar Sharif which will be held at Umar Sharif Ground near Bilawal House in Karachi.
Maulana Bashir Farooqi on Sunday visited the house of Umar Sharif and accepted his son's request to lead the Namaz-i-Janaza.
Umar Sharif will be buried in the courtyard of Maulana Abdullah Shah Ghazi's mazar (shrine).