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Sindh govt arranges air ambulance for Umer Sharif

Karachi: The Sindh government has reportedly arranged an air ambulance for Pakistan’s acclaimed actor, director, producer and comedian Umer Sharif.

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As per media reports citing actor’s wife, Zareen Umer Sharif, the star will be taken to Washington for treatment.

Reportedly, all the expenses incurred on treatment would be tolerated by the Sindh government.

For now, the comedian is undergoing treatment in a private hospital.

It is pertinent to mention here that the necessary documents regarding the visa have been submitted to the US embassy by the family through the family.

Prominent actor Omar Sharif’s son Jawad Umer has thanked all those who pray for his father.

The federal government will also assist the actor in obtaining a visa, said Umer’s wife.

On the other hand, the son of the legendary actor Jawad is thankful to all for praying for his father’s recovery and taking healing steps.

Umer started his career from Karachi as a stage performer at the age of 14 In 1974 and joined theatre, using the stage name Umer Zarif but later renamed that to Umer Sharif.

Some of his extremely popular comedy stage plays were 1989's ‘Bakra Qistoon Pe and Buddha Ghar Pe Hai’.

The 60-year-old became a very popular star during this period and much of the success came from the fact that he started to record his stage shows.

Yes Sir Eid and No Sir Eid were among the first stage plays to come out on video.

In 2006, the Umer Sharif Welfare Trust was formed with the stated goal of creating a "state of the art health center that provides services free of cost.

In October 2009, Sharif started hosting his own late-night talk show, ‘The Shareef Show’ and interviewed many actors, entertainers, musicians, and politicians on the show.

Pakistan’s star comedian also appeared as a guest judge on the Indian stand-up comedy show ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’, alongside Navjot Singh Siddhu and Shekhar Suman.

The ‘King of Comedy’ is also considered one of the greatest comedians of Indian subcontinent. Popular Indian comedians like Johnny Lever and Raju Srivastav hailed him as ‘The God Of Asian Comedy’.

In addition, Sharif received National awards for Best Director and Best Actor in 1992 for Mr. 420. He has received ten Nigar Awards.

Sharif is the only actor to receive four Nigar Awards in a single year. He received three Graduate Awards. He is also a recipient of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.

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‘COVID fourth wave’: Pakistan records 3,613 new cases, 57 deaths in last 24 hrs

Islamabad: Pakistan is presently experiencing the fourth wave of coronavirus which is said to be deadlier and more contagious than previous three waves.

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‘COVID fourth wave’: Pakistan records 3,613 new cases, 57 deaths in last 24 hrs

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 3,613 cases of coronavirus were reported while 57 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 26,232.

The total number of cases has reached 1,182,918.

As many as 1,064,319 patients have recovered from the disease with 5,606 critical cases.

Punjab                    

The number of patients swelled to 403,157 in the province with 12,066 causalities.

Sindh

The number of infections has surged to 438,327 in the province, while the death toll has reached 6,960.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 165,200 in the province with 5,107 casualties.

Balochistan

There are 32,403 confirmed cases while 340 patients have died from the infection so far.

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 32,824 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 708. On the other hand, there are 10,051 cases in GB with 177 coronavirus deaths.

Islamabad

There are 100,956 cases in the capital city while 874 people have lost their lives.

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Australia to cancel Afghan test if Taliban ban women's sports

Canberra: Cricket Australia Thursday issued an official notification, stating that they would cancel Test match against Afghanistan unless Taliban lift the reported ban on women’s sports.

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Australia to renounce Afghan test if Taliban ban women's sports

On its official twitter handle, Cricket Australia said that it will not host Afghanistan planned Test match in Hobart starting November 27, if news reports of Taliban views on the women’s game were true.

"If recent media reports that women's cricket will not be supported in Afghanistan are substantiated, Cricket Australia would have no alternative but not to host Afghanistan for the proposed Test match due to be played in Hobart," said Cricket Australia in its statement.

The Taliban, banned sports for women in the country saying, they don't think women will be allowed to play cricket as it’s not necessary for them to participate.

According to SBS, Ahmadullah Wasiq, deputy head of the Taliban's cultural commission said, “In cricket, women might face a situation where their face and body will not be covered”.

“Islam does not allow women to be seen like this," he stressed.

Meanwhile, players from Afghanistan women’s soccer team are among dozens of athletes who were given visas to live in Australia and have been undergoing quarantine amid coronavirus pandemic.

However, it is a move that could cost Afghanistan its status as a Test-playing nation.

Afghanistan has a national women's cricket team — but its status has been thrown into question along with every other woman in the country after the Taliban ousted the U.S.-backed government.

In August, Taliban allowed men’s cricket to continue and gave approval for the men’s national team to travel to Australia for a test match in November.

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83 more succumb to COVID-19 in Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan is presently experiencing the fourth wave of coronavirus which is said to be deadlier and more contagious than previous three COVID waves.

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83 more succumb to COVID-19 in Pakistan

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 3,902 cases of coronavirus were reported while 83 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 26,413.

The total number of cases has reached 1,190,136.

As many as 1,071,976 patients have recovered from the disease with 5,389 critical cases.

Punjab                  

The number of patients swelled to 406,960 in the province with 12,118 causalities.

Sindh

The number of infections has surged to 440,164 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,030.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 165,980 in the province with 5,155 casualties.

Balochistan

There are 32,456 confirmed cases while 342 patients have died from the infection so far.

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 32,942 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 712. On the other hand, there are 10,084 cases in GB with 179 coronavirus deaths.

Islamabad

There are 101,550 cases in the capital city while 877 people have lost their lives.

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