Former actress Reema Khan says husband agreed to treat Pakistani comedian Umer Sharif in US
14 Sep 2021
Reema posted on social media to announce the veteran comedian's treatment plan.
Tair Butt, Correspondent
Pakistan’s former film actress and TV host Reema Khan on Tuesday revealed that her husband Dr Syed Tariq Shahab has agreed to perform the high-risk procedure of celebrated comedian Umer Sharif in the US.
Reema shared a throwback photo with Umer Sharif on Instagram and disclosed that Dr Syed Tariq is helping the family in his transfer arrangements to America.
“Umer Sharif — one of the greatest comedians of the sub-continent and a real legend of all times. He always was working hard to make other people laugh and smile. Today it disturbs me to know that he is in pain and distress because of his grave illness,” she wrote.
“I am proud of my husband — Dr Syed Tariq Shahab who has agreed to perform the high risk procedure and is helping the family in his transfer arrangements to America,” she said, adding that, “I have requested him to do all he can to help Umer Sharif Sahib recover from this illness.”
“Thank you Tariq. I pray to Allah PAK to give Shifa in your hand and to give Umer Sahib full and complete recovery. Aameen,” she added.
The ailing comedian is expected to travel to the US for his treatment this week, according to his wife Zareen Umer.
Recently, Umer Sharif sent a video message to Prime Minister Imran Khan via a TV talks show, requesting the assistance to receive urgent medical treatment.