Celebrities band together to ask prayers for comedian Omer Sharif.
The seasoned entertainer is not doing well and has asked Prime Minister Imran Khan to facilitate his medical treatment abroad. Speaking to ARY, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant for Political Communications Shahbaz Gill said the government would help him ease his visas and travel abroad and try to pay for the operation he needed.
Sharif’s wife also called for prayer on his Facebook page and said the next 24 hours would be very critical. In a follow-up post, she made it clear that they had only asked the government to facilitate Sharif’s travel and visas. “We just wanted to make it clear that Omer and his family did not seek financial support from the government or any other organization,” she said.
Soon after, a number of celebrities were using social media to pray for Sharif’s health and to ask others to do the same.
Actor Mawra Hocane prayed for his health.
Director Nabeel Qureshi also sent prayers on Sharif’s path.
“I love you Umer Sharif bhai,” wrote actress Hira Mani.
“May God give you health and strength. You are the heart of Pakistan. God always keeps people who spread joy. May God put you in order, that is my prayer. “
Actor Zarnish Khan said she was proud of the prime minister’s attention. “[Omer Sharif] is a legend and has served Pakistan more than we can imagine; he deserves the support of the Pakistani government. May God give him health and a long life. “
Actor Ahsan Khan wished Sharif health and a speedy recovery.
Singer Shuja Haider called Sharif a star whose lights the whole world can see. He called for prayer for Sharif, whom he referred to as someone who had made Pakistan’s name shine.
Actor Aiman Khan shared Haider’s post with an “Ameen”.
Model and actor Omer Shahzad wished him good health and a long life.