On Diwali, India will Grant Medical Visa in All Deserving Cases: Sushma Swaraj
Taking to Twitter, Sushma Swaraj said: "On the auspicious occasion of Deepawali, India will grant medical visa in all deserving cases pending today."
File photo of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. (PTI)
New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday that on the auspicious occasion of Diwali India will grant medical visa in all deserving cases that are pending, as she responded positively to a number of such requests by Pakistani nationals.
To a request for a visa by a Pakistani woman named Amna Shamin, whose father is already in Delhi for treatment and shewants to visit him, Swaraj said, "Please contact Indian High Commission in Pakistan. We will allow this."
"On the auspicious occasion of Deepawali, India will grant medical visa in all deserving cases pending today," Swaraj tweeted.
Yesterday, she had directed the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to issue a visa to a Pakistani child for medical treatment in India.
The child's father, Kashif, had requested Swaraj on Twitter to grant medical visa for treatment of Abdullah, saying he needed post-liver transplant evaluation in India.
"The treatment of your child must not suffer for want of medicine. I have asked Indian High Commission to issue medical visa. @ChachaKashif," the minister tweeted on Wednesday.
Kashif had said the child's medicines were about to finish and he needed immediate medical consultation in India. In another tweet yesterday, Swaraj said a medical visa has also been approved for a Pakistani woman, who wants to undergo liver surgery in India.
The woman's son, Rafique Memon, had requested Swaraj to intervene and grant visa to his mother.
On the auspicious occasion of Deepawali, India will grant medical Visa in all deserving cases pending today. @IndiainPakistan— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) October 19, 2017
Swaraj also responded positively to a request for a visa by Nazir Ahmed, whose eight-year-old child Mohammad Ahmed was awaiting medical visa for a year.
"We will issue visa to facilitate treatment of your 8-year-old child in India," she said.
We will issue visa to facilitate treatment of your 8 year old child in India. https://t.co/416vzZsWox— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) October 18, 2017
Swaraj has been taking a sympathetic approach in granting medical visas to Pakistani nationals, notwithstanding strain in ties between India and Pakistan over a host of issues, including cross-border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.
Recommended For You
- Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday's First Looks From Pati Patni Aur Woh Revealed
- Watch: Ducklings Enjoy Makeshift Water Slide Leaving Netizens Amused
- 'Respect Culture': Woman Arrested for Wearing Bikini That Was Too 'Revealing'
- WhatsApp Has Some New Features For iPhone Users And You Can Use Them Now
- Android 10 Update Roll-Out Resumes For OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro