Veteran TV actress, Naila Jaffery who is undergoing cancer treatment at Liaquat National Hospital needs financial and moral support. The actor who was diagnosed with cancer last year also needs blood group B+ for her treatment.
Playwright and lyricist Ali Moeen, who visited her Friday evening, said the actress is suffering from ovarian cancer. “The illness surfaced four to five months ago. She is at the third stage now,” he told The Express Tribune.
“Therapy was done today to contain the disease but her body is not responding… [however] Naila is in high spirits.”
“She wants to be shifted to Shaukat Khanum hospital…needs a lot of support, both moral and financial.”
He said many from the showbiz fraternity have shown their concern for the cancer-stricken artist. “Everyone has been visiting the hospital to see Naila. Sangeeta apa and Adnan Jilani, among others came today. I insist everybody come together to support her.”
Earlier this month, Naila spoke to Faisal Qureshi during his morning show and revealed more about her disease. She narrated a bitter reality of her life, but remained strong and stressed upon the need to spread awareness among the public.
Naila Jaffery started her acting career in the 90s, she’s one of the most versatile actors of Pakistan. According to The Express Tribune, Federal Government of Pakistan has offered financial help to the actress. Naila will be given a sum of Rs1 million for her contributions to Pakistani cinema.