Federal government to bear expenses of Hanif Mohammad’s treatment: PM Nawaz

The 81-year-old was hospitalised early Sunday due to complications from a recurring cancer disease


Sports Desk July 31, 2016
Hanif Mohammad. PHOTO: AFP

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced that the federal government will bear all medical expenses of former Pakistan cricketer Hanif Mohammad

The 81-year-old was hospitalised early Sunday due to complications from a recurring cancer disease.

According to doctors who were quoted by Express News, he will be undergoing a series of tests in Karachi.

The prime minister praised the legendary batsman for his services to the country and also prayed for his speedy recovery.

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Earlier, however, the batting legend complained that no government official was responding to his calls for financial assistance.

“My son Shoaib has been calling everyone; Sindh’s governor, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and his brother Shahbaz Sharif, but no one answered,” he said.

“I consider myself an unfortunate person because of this.”

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Born in Junagadh, then part of British India, Hanif represented Pakistan in 55 Tests, scoring 3,915 runs at an average of 43.98. He still holds the record for highest score (337) in an innings by a Pakistani batsman, followed by Inzamamul Haq (329) and Younus Khan (313).

The veteran was also named as Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1968.

COMMENTS (7)

Saail | 5 years ago | Reply Again the same story. Prime Ministers should not be attempting to gain popular acclaim and noble credentials with these one off gestures. They should be maniacally focused on providing facilities to the country's citizens that the need for such special actions is eliminated.
Puppet | 5 years ago | Reply Where is the champion of cancer treatment, IK of SKMH? Here is the man who can't afford treatment and happens to be a famous cricketer also, IK should come forward and help him or are they good enough only to treat afghan taliban leaders?
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