Sushma Swaraj assures medical visa to ailing infant from Pakistan for open heart surgery

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said the government will issue medical visa to a one-year old Pakistani girl for open-heart surgery in India.

File photo of Sushma Swaraj. Image courtesy: IBN

File photo of Sushma Swaraj. CNN News18

The announcement on Twitter came hours after the child's mother made an appeal on the micro-blogging site to the minister for approval of medical visa to her daughter.

"We are giving visa for the open heart surgery of your one year old daughter Shireen Shiraz in India (sic)," Swaraj tweeted.

Earlier, Hira Shiraz, the mother, had tweeted, "Maam Sushma Swaraj this is humble request to approve our pending medical visa request of my one year daughter for her open heart surgery.(sic)"

Swaraj has been sympathetically considering medical visa applications from scores of Pakistani nationals notwithstanding strain in the relationship between the two countries over a host of issues, including cross-border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.

Published Date: Oct 11, 2017 07:58 AM | Updated Date: Oct 11, 2017 07:58 AM

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