Comedy King still in critical condition
Umer Sharif's spouse calls for prayers as arrangements for airlifting legend to US afoot
His wife Zareen Ghazal has made an appeal for prayers as arrangements for airlifting the veteran comedian to the US are afoot.
She said necessary documents have been submitted to the US embassy for a visa. She said the only thing they need is an air ambulance and visa immediately.
A Pakistani cardiologist, who is the husband of actor Reema Khan, will treat Umer Sharif at George Washington University Hospital in the US.
In a video message a few days ago, the veteran comedian requested the government to help him get treated abroad.
The veteran comedian shared in a pre-recorded message that he does not have treatment options for his ailment in Pakistan.
PM aide Shahbaz Gill took to Twitter to assure him of the government's support. Other government reps also promised all-out support.
Update: عمر شریف صاحب کے خاندان کے تعاون سے وزیراعظم کے آفس نے عمر شریف صاحب کے ویزہ سے متعلق تمام کوائف متعلقہ سفارتخانے کو بجھوا دئیے ہیں۔ انشاللہ بہت جلد ان کو ویزہ ایشو ہو جائے گا۔ وزیراعظم آفس ان کے خاندان سے لگاتا رابطے میں ہے اور ہر ممکن تعاون کیا جا رہا ہے۔— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@SHABAZGIL) September 13, 2021
According to his family, the comedy king would have to undergo open-heart surgery in Pakistan if he can’t travel to the US while the open-heart procedure could prove threatening for his health as he is suffering from multiple ailments.
As soon as the sorry story came into the limelight, people from various walks of life started expressing solidarity with the veteran comedian and his family.