Veteran Pakistani actor Sumbul Shahid is on the ventilator after prolonged fight with COVID-19, her sister Asma Abbas has confirmed.

Sharing a picture of herself with her elder sister, Abbas said: “Meri piyari baji is on [the] ventilator …please pray for her comeback.”

Earlier, Bushra Ansari, who is also Sumbul’s sister, had shared the news of Sumbul testing positive for coronavirus.

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“My darling sister Sumbul Shahid is fighting a battle with coronavirus these days. Please pray for her speedy recovery. Char Chand salamat rahain ameen,” said Ansari.

Sumbul last appeared in ARY Digital’s masala drama Nand.

Actor Asad Siddiqui, who is also Zara Noor Abbas’s husband, took to Instagram stories and requested to pray for Sumbul’s recovery.

“A request to all, please pray for Sumbul Shahid, sister of Asma Abbas and Bushra Ansari. She’s on ventilator. May Allah keep us all safe and healthy,” he wrote.

Meanwhile, Faysal Quraishi, Aagha Ali and Yasir Hussain prayed for the actor’s swift recovery.