KARACHI: Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui has urged Sind Murad Chief Minister Ali Shah to help legendary cricketer Zaheer Abbas who is hospitalized in a UK hospital with multiple ailments.
Adnan, in an Instagram post, shared how CM Shah showed his sympathy towards an actor and ordered officials to secure financial support for the person.
“It is a fervent appeal to the Chief Minister of Sindh, Mr. Syed Murad Ali Shah, I overheard someone to help an actor who is going through financial difficulties, at Islamabad airport. Sir, my apologies for inadvertently listening to you, but your interest in the industry really touched me,” Adnan wrote in his Instagram post.
The Mother Not Tum Ho The star has urged CM Sindh to come forward in the same spirit to support the former Pakistani Test captain who is undergoing treatment in the UK.
“I ask you to extend the same magnanimity to our cricketer Zaheer Abbas who has been battling pneumonia, kidney failure and liver dysfunction in Hammersmith Hospital, UK for the past 2.5 months.
“It is painful to see that a player who brought global recognition to the country, known as the Bradman of Asia, received the prestigious pride of Pakistan and is a cross-generational inspiration, received no support from his country of origin. I am sure that the NHS must provide the necessary help, he being the holder of a red passport. This does not, however, absolve us of the responsibility to extend the help. It is a moral obligation towards our hero,” the star actor pointed out.
Zaheer also known as Asian Bradman represented Pakistan in 78 Tests and 62 ODIs from 1969 to 1985. He is one of Pakistan’s top cricketers who would later become ICC President as well.
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