KARACHI: Ailing comedian Umer Sharif is expected to travel to the US for medical treatment this week, said his wife Zareen Umer Tuesday.
Zareen Umer said that the federal government helped them in obtaining US visa for the legendary comedian.
An air ambulance has also been arranged for the ailing Umer Sharif by the Sindh government , she said, adding that the Sindh government has promised to bear its expenses.
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 concerned 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.
Earlier on September 11, Pakistani actor and comedian Umer Sharif’s wife Zareen Umer said all arrangements had been made for Umer’s treatment at George Washington University Hospital in the US, she said and added that the only thing they needed was an air ambulance and visa, immediately.