Actress Shabira Channa Put On Ventilator As Condition Worsens

Actress Shabira Channa Put On Ventilator As Condition Worsens
Veteran drama actress Shabbira Channa is fighting for her life at Karachi's Liaquat National Hospital after sustaining critical injuries during a road accident on Sunday.

The incident occurred when Channa was traveling to Nawabshah along with her two daughters to attend a marriage ceremony.

According to credible sources, her condition is still critical and her family members have appealed to her fans and the general public to pray for her recovery and ignore the rumours regarding her health.

Aliya Channa – the elder daughter of the actress – posted a video message on social media, and thanked Sindh's Culture Department for assisting with the treatment of her mother.

She confirmed that her mother has been put on a ventilator after her condition deteriorated.

Meanwhile, the provincial culture department issued a cheque of Rs 0.2m for the treatment of the ailing actress today, after having issued one of the same amount on Monday.

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Director General, Culture Department, Munawer Ali Mahesar told journalists that Minister for Culture and Tourism Syed Sardar Ali Shah has ensured the best treatment to the actress and her daughter Naziya.

He added that Shabira is an asset to the country's entertainment industry and that she will be cared for.

Shabira Channa started her acting career in 1987. She is known for pioneering comedy roles for Sindhi plays, as it was a rare phenomenon. Her debut was in a drama produced by Bedil Masroor for PTV.

She has performed in over 500 Urdu and Sindhi dramas, besides playing memorable comedy roles in the Sindhi plays. She rose to fame by playing the iconic role of a village lady Khairan in the Sindhi soap serial "Pathar Duniya". She also hosted a music show on Awaz TV.

Channa's fans are praying for her early recovery in the days, and for the wellbeing of her family after the terrible accident.

The author is a practicing lawyer and freelance journalist. His areas of interest are cultural diversity and socio-political issues of Sindh.