Sushma Swaraj comes to the aid of three Pakistani nationals, grants visas for medical treatment
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that three Pakistani nationals, including a nine-year-old girl, would be given visa for their medical treatment in India
New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that three Pakistani nationals, including a nine-year-old girl, would be given visa for their medical treatment in India.
Responding to a request by Danish Memon for a visa to his nine-year-old daughter Maria for treatment of thalassemia, she asked the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to issue the travel document immediately.
"Maria Danish — I am asking Indian High Commission in Pakistan to issue your visa immediately," she tweeted.
Replying to another request by one Mariam Asim for medical visa for her father, Swaraj said India would issue the visa.
"Please contact Indian High Commission in Pakistan with your papers. We will issue the visa," she tweeted.
The external affairs minister also assured another Pakistani woman, Fariha Usman, of granting visa after she requested her for it.
Pakistan earlier accused India of "politicising" humanitarian issues.
On Thursday, Pakistan had accused India of selectively issuing medical visa to its citizens and that it was not a gesture of compassion but "cold blooded politicking".
Alam, an outspoken person who was a key member of the Pakistan team that last won the World Cup in 1994, was diagnosed with blood cancer only a few days back when he checked into a hospital after feeling unwell.
The incident occurred in Dasu area of Upper Kohistan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province where Chinese engineers and construction workers are helping Pakistan build a dam which is part of CPEC
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