Presently serving at the Lahore General Hospital in Lahore, Dr Fawad was allegedly notorious for running an organ trade network in various parts of Punjab, an official said. He said the team returned when it learnt that Dr Fawad had already left his home to avoid arrest.
The 66-year-old entertainer, who spread smiles across the country for decade, passed away in Germany on the way to the US for treatment on Saturday, his son said.
The prayers were led by Allama Bashir Farooqi and were attended by a large number of people, including political and social leaders, as well as people from the entertainment industry.
Ailing celebrated veteran comedian and actor Umer Sharif has sent a video message to Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan via a TV talks show, requesting the assistance to receive urgent medical treatment.