US visa issued to ailing Umer Sharif

 The US government has issued visas to ailing Umer Sharif and his family members for the legendary artist’s medical treatment in America.

Umer Sharif is under treatment at a private hospital in Karachi for heart ailments and had requested Prime Minister Imran Khan for expediting US visas for his surgery abroad.

Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab confirmed the development and thanked the US consulate for issuing visas.

“Even happier to inform that the visa has been issued just now. Thank u to the team at US Consulate for the support extended,” he tweeted. He added that the air ambulance will arrive tomorrow.

Meanwhile, SAPM Shahbaz Gill said that the family of Umer Sharif has thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan for his cooperation in making the visa processes easier.

“The PM is praying for his early recovery,” he said.

Addressing a press conference along with Sindh Education and Culture Minister Syed Sardar Ali Shah and renowned comedian Umer Sharif’s son Jawad Umer, Murtaza Wahab had on Wednesday said that the Sindh government had sanctioned a grant of Rs40 million for his medical treatment.

He said that the departure of Umer Sharif and his family was expected in the next 24 to 36 hours once the American visas were issued to them.

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