Sindh Government announces for treatment of Umar Sharif


Sindh Government announces for treatment of Umar Sharif

Sindh Culture Department has announced treatment of Pakistan’s popular Comedian, actor and host Umar Sharif after he sought the help of Prime Minister to facilitate travel abroad for medical treatment and provide visa facilities

On the other hand, Federal Government is also busy in making arrangements for his treatment abroad.

Sindh Culture Minister Syed Sardar Shah expressed his best wishes for Umar Sharif and pray that he may recover soon. He said that Umar Sharif is national asset. The minister said that he was saddened after hearing after listening illness news of the actor and that the Sindh Culture Department would treat him wherever Umar Sharif wants.

Syed Sardar Shah said that Umar Sharif is an example for Pakistanis in comedy. He is like an institution in itself. Culture Department has been ever with Umar Sharif.

On the other hand, Dr. Shahbaz Gul, Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Political Relations, elaborated about the government's efforts to treat Umar Sharif from abroad. He said through a tweet that he was in contact with Foreign Ministry as well as all other concerned agencies regarding treatment of Umar Sharif and arrangements were being made for his visa and travel documents.

It is pertinent to mention that TV show host Waseem Badami had released a special message from Umar Sharif in his program “Eleventh Hour”.

He appealed to Prime Minister Imran Khan for help through video message and said that doctors have advised him that he should go to abroad to get better treatment".

He further said in message that "I was amongst those lucky persons who assisted Imran to raise his Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital," he said in the video message that “I, Umar Sharif addressing to Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan that whenever you started to work and called me, I have always responded to you, so I am sure you will respond to me.

Responding to his video, Dr. Shahbaz Gill had said that he would convey this message of Umar Sharif to Prime Minister and would personally contact the three countries from which he is being treated and Government will assist him whatever would be possible.

Later on, yesterday a brief explanatory post was made on Umar Sharif's official Facebook account from his Zarin Ghazal and son Jawad Umar that they have only sought help for provision visa facilities from government.

It may be noted that rumors about the illness of well-known comedian and actor spread in late August 2020 when a picture of Umar Sharif's apparently ill condition sitting on wheelchair was shared on social media. Later, on 4 &5 September, rumors about his death were also circulating on social media. But Umar Sharif's family spoke angrily to about the rumors and confirmed his well-being. Initially, his family did not confirm his illness. However, the family later admitted that the comedian and host were being treated at a hospital and due to cardiac issues.

Omar Sharif's illness was also reported during 2017, after his picture on a hospital bed went viral, however, his family issued an explanation statement.

Umar Sharif has gained lot of popularity not only in the country but also abroad. He has worked in showbiz industry for almost 5 decades and has appeared in dozens of dramas, stage theaters and live shows. He has also performed in films of Pakistan. He started his career during 1974 from stage acting and he had released first audio cassette of his drama during 1980.

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