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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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Sindh govt arranges air ambulance for Umer Sharif

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-19 kills another 78 as Pakistan continues battle against fourth wave

Islamabad: Pakistan is witnessing daily surge in COVID-19 cases with authorities linking the upswing to the deadly fourth wave. Today country’s positivity rate is on 5.44%.

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COVID-19 kills another 78 as Pakistan continues battle against fourth wave

As per National Command and Control Center (NCOC), around 2,580 cases of coronavirus were reported while 78 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 26,865.

Pakistan conducted a total of 47,419 tests in the last 24 hours.

As per the NCOC, total confirmed cases are 1,210,082 whereas 5,304 are under critical care.

Punjab            

The number of patients swelled to 415,654 in the province with 12,259 causalities.

Sindh

The number of infections has surged to 446,045 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,177.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 169,040 in the province with 5,290 casualties.

Balochistan

There are 32,618 confirmed cases while 344 patients have died from the infection so far.

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 33,432 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 724. On the other hand, there are 10,168 cases in GB with 182 coronavirus deaths.

Islamabad

There are 103,125 cases in the capital city while 889 people have lost their lives.

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Pakistan's COVID-19 positivity rate drops to 4.22%

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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Pakistan's COVID-19 positivity rate drops to 4.22%

Islamabad: Pakistan's coronavirus positivity ratio decreased to 4.22% from more than 11% a couple of weeks ago.

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

According to National Command and Operations Center (NCOC), around 2,167 cases of coronavirus were reported while 40 people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 27,246. The daily Covid-19 positivity rate in Pakistan is at 4.22%.

The total number of cases has reached 1,226,008.

As many as 1,135,038 patients have recovered from the disease with 4,840 critical cases.

Punjab             

The number of patients swelled to 422,790 in the province with 12,407 causalities.

Sindh

The number of infections has surged to 450,787 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,270.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 171,388 in the province with 5,412 casualties.

Balochistan

There are 32,769 confirmed cases while 344 patients have died from the infection so far.

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 33,787 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 729. On the other hand, there are 10,245 cases in GB with 182 coronavirus deaths.

Islamabad

There are 104,242 cases in the capital city while 902 people have lost their lives

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83 more succumb to COVID-19 in Pakistan

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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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