The humanitarian aspect of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj once again came to the fore as she granted a visa to a seven-year-old Pakistani girl from Karachi to undergo open heart surgery in India. Swaraj has announced this on her Twitter handle after the Pakistani girl’s mother, Nida Shoaib, sought her help for the early processing of her daughter’s visa. The girl’s mother said she had applied for the Visa in August. “Yes, we are allowing visa for your 7 years old daughter’s open heart surgery in India. We also pray for her early recovery,” she said in the tweet.
Earlier, Swaraj not only extended her helping hand for Indian expatriates, someone from the country stranded abroad but also needy foreign nationals. Swaraj had earlier granted visa to a Pakistani national for medical treatment in India and won many hearts for her kind and generous gesture.
Take a look at Sushma Swaraj’s tweet
Yes, we are allowing Visa for your 7 years old daughter’s open heart surgery in India. We also pray for her early recovery. https://t.co/bFmUXriQCC
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) September 27, 2017
Only Jul 28, a grateful Pakistani woman had said Pakistan would have been a different country had Sushma Swaraj been the prime minister. She had said this after India’s external affairs minister directed the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to issue a visa for medical treatment Swaraj’s direction to India’s High Commissioner in Pakistan Gautam Bambawale came after a woman, Hijaab Asif, sought the external affairs minister’s urgent intervention in giving visa to a Pakistani requiring medical treatment Touched by Swaraj’s prompt response, Asif said, “Lots and Lots of Love and respect from here. Wish you were our prime minister. this country would have changed.”
Minutes after Swaraj’s tweet to Bambawale, the Indian mission tweeted that it was in tough with the applicant “Ma’am, we are in touch with the applicant. Rest assured we will follow it up,” the Indian High Commission said in a tweet
The external affairs minister had a few weeks back said that Pakistani nationals seeking visas for medical treatment in India must accompany their visa applications with a recommendation letter.