Veteran comic Umer Sharif granted US visa for medical therapy

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Veteran comic Umer Sharif granted US visa for medical therapy

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The US authorities has issued visas to ailing Umer Sharif and his members of the family for his therapy overseas.

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September 16, 2021

Umer Sharif is currently being treated in a private hospital in Karachi. — Twitter/File
Umer Sharif is at the moment being handled in a personal hospital in Karachi. — Twitter/File

KARACHI: Following the request of celebrated comic and actor Umer Sharif to Prime Minister Imran Khan, the US authorities has issued visas to the actor and his members of the family for his medical therapy in America.

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Taking to his official Twitter deal with, Sindh authorities spokesperson Murtaza Wahab confirmed the information and thanked the US consulate for issuing visas.

Wahab tweeted: “Even happier to inform that the visa has been issued just now. Thank u to the team at US Consulate for the support extended.”

Per particulars, the air ambulance will arrive tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill mentioned that the household of Umer Sharif has thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan for his cooperation in making the visa processes simpler.

“The PM is praying for his early recovery,” he added.

Earlier on Wednesday, addressing a press convention together with Sindh Education and Culture Minister Syed Sardar Ali Shah and Umer Sharif’s son Jawad Umer, Murtaza Wahab had mentioned that the Sindh authorities had sanctioned a grant of Rs40 million for the medical therapy of actor.

“The entire Sindh government stood with the ailing comedian and have released funds required for foreign treatment of the renowned entertainer,” he had mentioned.

Wahab had mentioned Sharif was like an asset to the nation. “As we got to know about Umer Sharif becoming ill, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that they would never leave alone the person in times of his hardship who had spent his entire life to make other people laugh.”

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