The body of the late comedian Umer Sharif is likely to arrive in Pakistan on Tuesday after the local government in Nuremberg issues his death certificate.

The hospital where he was being treated had issued a death certificate but the German law requires an official death certificate to send a body to another country.

It is learned that clearance to fly the body to Pakistan would be issued on Monday. 

Meanwhile, Sindh Labour and Information Minister Saeed Ghani announced that the provincial government is making arrangements for Umer Sharif’s burial.

He will be laid to rest in the Abdullah Shah Ghazi graveyard according to the legend’s desire, he tweeted. 

Umer Sharif died at the age of 66 at a hospital in Germany.

Dr Tariq Shahab said the comedian was feeling fine during his dialysis.

However, a subsequent heart attack proved fatal for him four hours after the dialysis at the Nuremberg South Hospital.

“We all made utmost efforts to save his life,” Dr Tariq said.

Umer Sharif was to be flown to Washington on Saturday but after dialysis his condition deteriorated.

The legend was being taken to the US aboard an air ambulance but the flight had to make an emergency landing in Germany after his condition worsened. 

Sharif was born on April 19, 1955, in Liaquatabad, Karachi. The star was well-acclaimed as one of the biggest comedians in Asia.

UNDERPASS TO BE NAMED AFTER UMER: Earlier, Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab announced on Saturday that the underpass linking Shaheed-e-Millat Road and Haider Ali Road in Karachi will named after the legendary comedian. 

Wahab tweeted that the decision has been taken to recognise Sharif’s services. 

The story was filed by the News Desk.
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