Monday Sep 13, 2021
Pakistani actor and comedian Umer Sharif is still in a critical condition and is not showing signs of improvement despite continued treatment, his son Jawad said Monday.
Per a report by Geo News, Jawad, citing doctors, said his father's heart disease is worsening.
If he is not sent to the US [for treatment], he will have to undergo open-heart surgery, Jawad said, sharing that his father did not recognise anyone even after regaining consciousness for a few minutes.
He appealed to the nation to pray for the recovery of his father.
Political personalities are continuing to visit Umer Sharif, with the most recent visit made by former Karachi mayor Farooq Sattar.
A picture of the visit was shared on social media by a Twitter user.
Pakistani comedian Umer Sharif has been unwell for some time now.
According to his son, Umer is suffering from a heart condition and is undergoing treatment.
Earlier, a video of the comedian seeking help from Prime Minister Imran Khan for his treatment had gone viral on social media.
On Monday, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill said that the Prime Minister's Office has sent the visa details of Omer Sharif to the concerned embassy so that he could fly abroad for treatment.
"Insha Allah, Umer Sharif will be issued a visa soon," Gill announced on Twitter. "The PM's Office is in contact with Umer's family and is extending all possible cooperation."
Earlier, in Karachi, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry also visited Umer Sharif at a private hospital.
Talking to the media, the federal minister announced that the federal government has constituted a medical board for the treatment of well-known actor Umer Sharif, which will decide on sending the actor abroad.