KARACHI: The Sindh government on Saturday announced to bear complete expenditures for treatment of veteran comedian and actor Umar Shareef.
Hum News has quoted Sindh Culture Minister Sardar Shah as saying that Umar Shareef could get treatment from any hospital anywhere and the provincial government would help him. He said the government would bear complete expenditures.
He said the comedian was a national asset and he was saddened to learn about his ailment. “Our best wishes are with him. Hopefully, he will get well soon,” he said.
Wife of Umar Shareef, Zareen Umar has said that the next 24 hours were extremely crucial for her husband. In a post on social media, she has also requested people to pray for him.
Meanwhile, Indian film comedy king Johnny Lever has expressed his best wishes for the speedy recovery of the Pakistani comedian.
According to a report, actor Johnny Lever shared a video on social media in which he said that he was saddened to hear about the illness of Umar Shareef, who made the whole world laugh.
The Indian actor expressed his best wishes for Umar Shareef and appealed to his fans to pray for the Pakistani comedian’s speedy recovery. He has been suffering from an illness for some time now. Umar’s son Jawad had said that his father was suffering from a heart disease and was undergoing treatment for which he was admitted to the hospital.
A couple of days ago, Host of ARY News programme ‘11th Hour’, Waseem Badami had met legendry actor and comedian Umar Shareef ago and inquired about his health. Through him Umar Shareef had given a message to his fans and Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The actor is suffering from such a disease which cannot be treated in Pakistan. In a video message, he had said doctor had recommended him to go to America for better treatment.
He had not sought any financial help from the government rather he had sought help only regarding arrangements for his traveling such as visa and air ambulance.