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Air ambulance carrying Umer Sharif makes emergency landing in Germany

Ailing legendary comedian Umer Sharif died on 2nd October 2021 (Daily Times)

The air ambulance, which is carrying Pakistan’s legendary comedian Umer Sharif to the United States has just made an emergency landing in Germany’s Berlin after his health began to deteriorate.

Germany allowed the emergency landing on humanitarian grounds and approved a 15-day visa for Umer Sharif and his wife. According to Umer Sharif’s wife, the stay came to place because Sharif had developed fever due to weariness. She also thanked German authorities for granting the visa without delay.

The air ambulance carrying Sharif departed yesterday for the United States. He was brought to the airport after a doctor had declared him fit for travelling to the US.

Read more: Ailing Umer Sharif leaves for US in air ambulance

The veteran’s medical condition became a subject of national concern after he made a video appeal to Prime Minister Imran Khan to help him secure a visa to travel abroad for medical treatment. The federal government assured him that it would help and the Sindh government also stepped in, sanctioning Rs40 million for his treatment.