India to grant medical visa to ailing Pakistani woman: Sushma Swaraj

08:08 PM | 19 Nov, 2017
India to grant medical visa to ailing Pakistani woman: Sushma Swaraj
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NEW DELHI - India's Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, told a Pakistani woman on Twitter on Sunday that her ailing mother would be provided with an Indian visa for treatment.

A Twitter user, Sadia, appealed to the minister to urgently issue the visa, to which Swaraj said that she has asked the Indian mission in Pakistan to do so.

The minister also said that she asked the mission to look into the request in reply to a user by the name of Nasir Mahmood Ahmad requesting a visa for a kidney transplant.

Various Pakistanis, including infants and minors, have been issued Indian visas on medical grounds.

A newborn Pakistani baby suffering from a cardiac ailment has issued a visa after her mother asked Swaraj to do so on Twitter.

In September, a seven-year-old child requiring an open heart surgery was issued visa after the mother approached the minister on Twitter.