Veteran actor Rashid Mehmood has opened up about suffering medical setbacks after suffering a stroke. The event has impacted movement in his hands, face and tongue, the actor revealed, adding that he received limited financial assistance from the government upon appealing for help.

“I don’t need charity,” revealed the former ‘Ainak Wala Jin’ star to Daily Point. “I need respect and dignity.”

The actor, who had worked in renowned dramas like ‘Saheen’, recalled his disappointment when he received a check of Rs200,000 from the government upon appealing for financial assistance. “After working hard all my life, my worth was only 2 lac rupees.”

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Former Coke Studio singer Asad Abbas has also appealed to his fans and other singers to help fund a surgery as he battles kindey failure. Abbbas, who sang the OST for ‘Raqs-e-Bismil’, revealed to the Daily Pakistan podcast that his family members had spent everything they had on his operation, while most of the public figures he had collaborated with had not inquired after his health or sent any help. He currently needs PKR 50 million in order to fund his treatment in the US.

Actor Adnan Siddiqui shared a clip of Abbas where he appealed to fans and other public figures to fund his kidney transplant, and shared that he is getting four dialyses sessions per day. In the caption, Siddiqui highlighted Abbas’ achievements as a singer:

“Asad Abbas has graced our lives with his beautiful voice,capturing our hearts with his soulful performances and musical genius. Sadly, behind the curtain of his immense talent, he is today waging a personal battle that has left him in a state of extreme financial distress.

He is currently grappling with a critical kidney issue, which has not only taken a toll on his health but has also created significant financial burdens.

It is in times like these that we, as a community, need to rally together and extend our support to someone who has given us countless moments of joy through his music. As an artist too, it is our responsibility to stand by fellow artists and help them during their times of need.

I appeal to each and every one of you to contribute whatever you can to assist Asad Abbas in this trying time. Your contribution, no matter how big or small, will make a significant difference in easing his financial burdens and allowing him to focus on his recovery and return to doing what he loves most – creating beautiful music.

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