Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has announced that three Pakistani nationals, including a nine-year-old girl, will be permitted visa for their medical treatment in India. Responding to a request by Danish Memon for procuring a visa for his nine-year-old daughter Maria, a patient of thalassemia needing immediate treatment, the Cabinet Minister has asked the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to issue the travel document immediately. Ms Swaraj tweeted;
https://twitter.com/SushmaSwaraj/status/935193634881748993 Also replying to another request by Mariam Asim for a medical visa for her father, Ms Swaraj stated "Pls contact Indian High Commission in Pakistan with your papers. We will issue the visa." https://twitter.com/SushmaSwaraj/status/935194269702283264 The External Affairs Minister has also assured another Pakistani woman, Fariha Usman, of granting the visa after she requested her for it. https://twitter.com/SushmaSwaraj/status/935202868721631238 On one side Indian External Minister is trying hard to possibly help with all her power even then Pakistan government has been accusing India of “politicising” humanitarian issues. The neighbouring government in power has also accused India of selectively issuing the medical visas to its citizens. They say it is not a gesture of compassion but “cold-blooded politicking”.Maria Danish, I am asking Indian High Commission in Pakistan to issue your visa immediately.
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