KARACHI: Pakistani actor Adnan Siddiqui requested Sindh's Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah to help Karachi-based legendary cricketer Zaheer Abbas who is currently hospitalized in the United Kingdom due to multiple diseases.
Taking to Instagram, Adnan shared how Shah had shown his sympathy towards an actor and directed for financial support for the latter.
"This is a fervent appeal to the Chief Minister of Sindh, Mr Syed Murad Ali Shah, whom I overheard telling someone to help an actor who’s going through financial trouble, at the Islamabad airport. Sir, my apology for inadvertent listening in on you but your concern for the industry really touched me," Adnan wrote in his Instagram post.
Moreover, the Mere Pas Tum Ho star urged CM Sindh to come forward to support Pakistan's former Test captain who is under treatment in the UK.
"I request you to extend the same magnanimity to our cricketer Zaheer Abbas who is battling with pneumonia, kidney failure and liver malfunction at Hammersmith Hospital, UK for the last 2.5 months,
"It is painful to see that a player who brought global recognition to the country, famously addressed as Bradman of Asia, has been awarded the prestigious Pride of Pakistan and is a cross-generational inspiration, has not received any support from his home country. I am sure the NHS must be providing necessary aid, him being a red passport holder. That, however, doesn’t absolve us from the responsibility of extending help. It is a moral obligation towards our hero," the star actor strongly raised the matter.
Zaheer, also known as Asian Bradman, represented Pakistan in 78 Tests and 62 ODIs from 1969 to 1985 He is one of the finest cricketers of Pakistan who later also become the ICC's president.