KARACHI: Legendary Pakistani comic Umer Sharif has been buried on the Abdullah Shah Ghazi graveyard on Wednesday afternoon.
Prior to the burial, a whole lot of individuals attended the comic’s funeral prayers at a park in Karachi’s Clifton areas.
SSP South confirmed to Geo News that over 200 cops, below the supervision of two DSPs, had been stationed on the funeral for safety.
He mentioned police had put in a walk-through gate on the entrance to the Umer Sharif Park in Clifton Block II. The floor outdoors the principle gate of the park had been designated because the parking space for the funeral prayers whereas visitors police officers had been deployed outdoors the park to make sure uninterrupted circulate of visitors.
A bomb disposal squad had additionally searched the park previous to the funeral prayers.
Earlier, Umer’s physique had been shifted to his home in Karachi from the mortuary Wednesday morning for his final rites.
Turkish Airlines flight TK-708, carrying the corpse of the “comedy king”, took off from Istanbul at 12:53 am and landed on the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi at round 5:33 am in the present day morning.
Umer Sharif’s spouse Zareen Ghazal additionally arrived again in Pakistan on board the identical aircraft. His sons and different family obtained his physique on the airport. Among others, Pakistan Peoples Party chief, Saeed Ghani and MQM’s Kishwar Zahra additionally arrived on the airport’s cargo terminal.
The deceased comic’s physique was flown to Munich from Nuremberg, Germany, earlier than being flown to Istanbul aboard Turkish Air flight TK-1634.
The PPP chief paid tribute to the comedian genius. “I call upon the people to attend Umer Sharif’s funeral in a large number as a message to the entire world that Pakistanis remember their legends even after they had passed away,” Ghani mentioned whereas speaking to media.
Later, his physique — wrapped in Pakistan’s inexperienced flag — had been shifted to the Edhi morgue, Sohrab Goth, from the airport. His followers showered his physique with a whole lot of rose petals.
Numerous individuals additionally confirmed up at Umer Sharif’s residence in Gulshan-e-Iqbal to supply their condolences to the bereaved household.
Umer Sharif was admitted to a hospital in Germany’s Nuremberg on Wednesday after his well being deteriorated throughout his flight to the United States. He was shifted to the hospital after his air ambulance made a scheduled touchdown in Germany.
The comic was identified with a number of illnesses, together with coronary situations.
Three days after his keep in Germany, he was anticipated to renew his travel to the US for medical remedy. However, a few hours after his dialysis, he suffered a coronary heart assault that took his life.
Umer Sharif was aged 66 on the time of his demise. His physician and husband of former Pakistani actress Reema Khan, Dr Tariq Shahab, mentioned the comic was feeling nice throughout his dialysis.
However, a subsequent coronary heart assault proved deadly for him 4 hours after the dialysis on the Nuremberg South Hospital.
Sharif was born on April 19, 1955, to an Urdu-speaking household in Liaquatabad, Karachi. The star was well-acclaimed as one of many largest comedians in Asia.