Pakistani cancer patient requests Sushma Swaraj for Visa to India

| Updated: Jul 09, 2017 04:34 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], July 8 (ANI): A Pakistani woman, suffering from cancer, has written to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asking for her assistance in getting Visa to India. Faiza Tanveer, who is suffering from ameloblastoma, an oral tumour, had submitted a medical Visa application which was denied by the Indian Embassy. Things came to light when Tanveer commented on Swaraj's 'Eid Mubarak' tweet, by posting a video of her, highlighting the part of her mouth suffering from cancer. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="und" dir="ltr">Eid Mubarak. ?? ??????.</p>&mdash; Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) <a href="https://twitter.com/SushmaSwaraj/status/879171565635686407">June 26, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> She then tweeted Swaraj asking her to 'save her life', as she had already made half of the payment, but was unable to get a medical Visa. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/SushmaSwaraj">@SushmaSwaraj</a> <br>pakistani hun sufrring in ameloblastoma . India ana cahti hun or half payment b kr di hai please mam save my life 03355255999</p>&mdash; Faiza Tanveer (@FaizaTanveer8) <a href="https://twitter.com/FaizaTanveer8/status/882844535881162752">July 6, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> According to Tanveer's mother, she was rejected a Visa by theEembassy citing the declining relationship between the two neighbours. Tanveer had to visit the Inderprastha Dental College and Hospital (IDCH) in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad for her treatment. However, the Embassy officials have told Tanveer that she can get a medical Visa if advisor to the Pakistan Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz writes to Swaraj regarding the same. Tanveer's mother has appealed to both the politicians to help her daughter obtain a medical Visa. (ANI)
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