Legendary comedian Umer Sharif’s wife has said that the federal government helped them get US visa and it is expected that they would travel for his treatment this week.

Zareen Umer told Geo News on Tuesday that an air ambulance has also been arranged for the ailing actor and the Sindh government has promised to bear its expenses. 

His son said that it is expected that the family will get the US visa today.

Meanwhile, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill said that the Prime Minister’s Office has sent details of Umer Sharif and his family to the embassy, adding that the visa will be issued to the ailing comedian soon.

He said that the PM Office is in contact with Umer Sharif’s family and that the government would extend all possible cooperation to them.

Zareen had also confirmed that she received a call from the PM Office informing her that efforts were being made to get him a visa and make other arrangements for the comedian, which included an air ambulance.

Arrangements had been made for Umer’s treatment at George Washington University Hospital in the US.

The story was filed by the News Desk.
The Desk can be reached at info@thecorrespondent.com.pk.

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