Comedian Omer Shareef's daughter dies; family says botched operation caused her death

Hira Omer's brother files complaint with Punjab Human Organs Transplantation Authority

Usman Ahmed Bhatti

LAHORE: Hira Omer, daughter of renowned Pakistani actor and comedian Omer Shareef, died due to kidney complications on Tuesday. The deceased's family members alleged that a botched operation conducted by a doctor resulted in her death. 

Hira's brother filed a complaint with the Punjab Human Organs Transplantation Authority (PHOTA) against the clinic in Azad Kashmir, alleging that a doctor and his medical staff conducted illegal transplantation of Hira's kidney.

PHOTA Deputy Director Adnan Ahmad said a team had been constituted to take action against doctors involved in conducting the medical process illegally. 

The deceased's family said she underwent treatment for three weeks at a private clinic in Azad Kashmir. Hira had been brought to a hospital in Lahore five days ago after her health deteriorated, despite the transplantation. They said the clinic had been paid Rs3.4 million for the kidney transplantation. 

The Lahore hospital's administration stated in a letter that Hira had been brought to them when she was quite sick.