KARACHI: Sindh Minister for culture Sardar Ali Shah has announced treatment for veteran actress Naila Jaffery who is fighting ovarian cancer since 2016, at the government’s expense.
Sardar Shah announced that his department would happily bear all her treatment expenses. Recently, Naila Jeffery, who is fighting ovarian cancer since 2016 and unable to pursue her treatment, has appealed for royalties for her drama shows being re-telecasted on television channels.
In a video circulating on social media, Jeffery said that she has been suffering from the disease for the last six years and now she has not been able to get the second session of chemotherapy.
The actor said that she was hospitalized with an infection, adding: “I kept on thinking that our government and policymakers should take care of artists”. She recalled that Pakistan Television had given royalties for shows re-broadcasted by it. “Even though the money was too little, we were happy”.
She added, “I have been sick for six years, everyone has assisted me, but I wish we had a few percent of the shows that are being replayed today”. Jeffery said that such a move will help artists to manage their lives.