Air ambulance for Umar Sharif to arrive today


The air ambulance to transport veteran Pakistani comedian Umar Sharif to the United States for medical treatment will arrive in Karachi on September 27, Civil Aviation Authority, said the official of CAA. 

The air ambulance will be arriving in Karachi from Manila, the Philippines, and will land in the port city. During the journey to the US, it will make a stop in Germany for refuelling, CAA Spokesperson added. 

Dr Tariq Shahab, the husband of Pakistani actress Reema Khan who is overseeing arrangements for Sharif’s treatment in the US, told the media that the actor’s blood pressure dropped during dialysis. 

The actor was not fit to undertake a long journey and that any decision regarding Sharif’s departure to the US would be made after taking into view his health, Dr Shahab added.

 The air ambulance company has been informed about the patient’s condition, said Shahab. 

Sharif’s first wife and two sons are to leave for the US on September 28 via a commercial flight. The Health Department has booked tickets for Sharif’s family.