Air ambulance for ailing Umer Sharif to arrive tomorrow: Murtaza Wahab

KARACHI: Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab Saturday said that an air ambulance would arrive at Jinnah International Airport (JIAP) in next 24 to 36 hours to transport ailing Umer Sharif to the United States for treatment.

Murtaza Wahab said that the US government had issued visas to the ailing comedian and his family members for the legendary artist’s medical treatment in America.

He maintained that documents relating to the air ambulance are being prepared.

“All the arrangements are being made according to the wishes of Umer Sharif’s family,” he added.

Sources privy to the matter said that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has not received any request for air ambulance to transport Umer Sharif to US till today. 

The sources said that as soon as CAA’s Air Transport Department receives the request, it will take immediate take action in this regard.