Karachi: Fans of comedy king Umar Sharif all around the world in complete mourning over his death.
Leaders of political parties, social workers and actor and actress visited the house of late Umar Sharif to codole his death with his family members.
Maulana Bashir Ahmed Farouqi has said that he will lead his funeral pryaer tomorrow on the request of his family members.On the other hand arrangments are being finalized for his burial in the premisis of Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine.
It is likely that his death certificate will be issued in Germany after which his body will be transfered to Pakistan.
The funeral prayers of the comedy king would be offered at a local Turkish mosque in Nuremberg, Germany while the body would likely be flown back to Pakistan on Tuesday.
Qatar Airways flight will be used for transporting the body of Umer Sharif from Munich and it would be accompanied by his wife Zareen Ghazal.
Saddened to learn of Umar Sharif's passing. I had the good fortune of touring with him to raise funds for SKMT. He was one of our great entertainers and will be missed. My prayers & condolences go to his family.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 2, 2021
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Karachi chief and MPA Khurram Sher Zaman earlier in the day said that he had conveyed a message of Prime Minister Imran Khan to the family of Umer Sharif that the legendary comedian would be buried with state honours.
“I could not comment on the participation of Imran Khan in the funeral, however, the prime minister had said that Umer Sharif would be buried with state honours,” he said after visiting the family of the legendary comedian in Karachi.
إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) October 2, 2021
Deeply saddened to learn about Umer Sharif sb. He was without any doubt the ultimate comedy king. May Allah bless his soul. We will miss you Umer bhai! pic.twitter.com/2EUOv9FmNk
It is pertinent to mention here that legendary comedian Umer Sharif will be laid to rest at the graveyard of Saint Syed Abdullah Shah Ghazi (RA) in Karachi as per his wish, Sindh Minister for Information Saeed Ghani Saturday said.