Umer Sharif’s household cannot journey with him in air ambulance to US: sources

Pakistani actor and comic Umer Sharif. Photograph: NEWSONHY Information screengrab
  • No member of Umer Sharif’s household will have the ability to journey in air ambulance, say air ambulance firm sources.
  • Air ambulance has to make two stops earlier than it lands in Washington, say sources.
  • Affected person will get exemption for visas of nations airplane has a visit, however these travelling with affected person don’t get this exemption.

KARACHI: Effectively-known veteran actor and comic Umer Sharif’s relations will not have the ability to journey with him within the air ambulance set to shift him to the US for medical therapy, NEWSONHY Information reported Thursday, citing sources.

The air ambulance has to make two stops earlier than it lands in Washington, the sources stated, including that every one passengers should have a visa to land on the airports of the stopover locations.

Affected person will get exemption for the visas of nations the airplane has a visit, the air ambulance firm stated. Nonetheless, these travelling with the affected person don’t get this exemption and should have European and Canadian visas.

Sources stated time is brief and therefore, Umar Sharif’s relations can not get visas instantly.

All 4 members of the legendary artist’s household will fly to the US on their very own, the tv channel reported.

Sources within the Sindh authorities stated that the air ambulance is predicted to reach in Karachi inside the subsequent three days.

On September 20, the Sindh authorities, in a letter written to the Ministry of Finance, requested the federal authorities to permit an air ambulance for Umer Sharif to enter Pakistan’s air house. The Sindh well being division stated that the province will bear the bills of the air ambulance.

Nonetheless, issues associated to airspace and aviation come beneath the federal authorities, the letter learn. In keeping with the letter, the well being division urged the federal authorities to resolve all points associated to an air ambulance “as quickly as potential”.

Wahab advised NEWSONHY Information on September 18 that the US authorities has issued visas to the ailing comic and his relations for his medical therapy within the US.

In a press release earlier, Zareen Umer, the comic’s spouse, had stated preparations for the entertainer’s therapy had been accomplished at United States’ NEWSONHYrge Washington Hospital.

The entertainer’s spouse stated the US authorities had issued visas to them, and now, there have been no hurdles of their departure to the states.

Umer Sharif is at the moment beneath therapy at a personal hospital in Karachi for a number of illnesses and had requested Prime Minister Imran Khan to expedite his US visa course of for surgical procedure overseas.

Fee made for Umer Sharif’s air ambulance, Murtaza Wahab confirms

A day earlier, Sindh authorities spokesperson Murtaza Wahab stated the Sindh authorities had paid for Umer Sharif’s air ambulance.

He had stated Rs28.4 million was paid to relocate Umer Sharif to the US.

Nonetheless, when contacted, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Pakistan had stated they haven’t acquired any request for the touchdown of an air ambulance up to now, in accordance with sources.

In the meantime, shedding gentle on Umer Sharif’s well being situation, son Jawad Umer had stated his father remains to be beneath therapy at a personal hospital in Karachi.

Jawad said that the medical doctors are taking excellent care of his father’s well being.

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