Swaraj grants visa to ailing Pakistani nationals

ANI | Updated: Oct 18, 2017 23:01 IST

New Delhi [India], October 18 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has once again extended her helping hand and granted medical visa to five Pakistani nationals.

Swaraj assured medical visa to Irfan Ahmed Shaikh, husband of a Pakistani national Lubna, for his liver surgery in India.

The External Affairs Minister assured help to Lubna's husband after she requested her to approve his pending medical visa.

Replying to Lubna's tweet, Swaraj said, "Lubna - We will give medical visa for the liver surgery of your husband Irfan Ahmed Shaikh in India."

Swaraj also approved medical visa of another Pakistani woman for liver surgery in India.

Swaraj granted visa to the woman after her son sought her help on Twitter.

In another case, the EAM approved medical visa of a child, Adullah Kashif after his parents asked for her help.

Responding to parents' tweet, Swaraj said, "The treatment of your child must not suffer for want of medicine. I have asked Indian High Commission to issue medical visa."

She also assured medical visa to two other ailing Pakistani children.

This is not the first time when Swaraj has extended her help for Pakistani national for their medical visa. Earlier, the EAM had granted visas to many Pakistani nationals for medical treatment in India and won many hearts for her generous gesture.(ANI)