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India assures medical visa to another Pakistani national

NEW DELHI:  India has assured a medical visa to another Pakistani national who is seeking to donate a kidney to a fellow national undergoing treatment at a hospital in New Delhi, NDTV reported on Saturday.

“Pls don’t worry. I am asking Indian High Commission to give visa for the second donor,” Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted in response to a request from a Pakistani national, Faiza Malik, who said that her nephew Faraz Malik was undergoing treatment at Fortis Hospital.

Faiza Malik said that doctors rejected the previous donor and now a visa was required for the new donor, Abdul Razzaq.

On Independence Day, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had announced that India would provide medical visas to all bonafide Pakistani patients.

As ties between the two countries soured over various issues, the ministry had announced in May that only a letter of recommendation by then Pakistan PM’s foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz would enable Pakistani nationals to get a medical visa for India.

The action was termed “highly regrettable” by Islamabad, which said that asking for such a letter violated diplomatic norms and such a requirement had not been prescribed for any other country.
However, a patient from Pakistan-administered Kashmir, seeking treatment in New Delhi for a liver tumour, was given a visa on July 18.

Sushma Swaraj then said that he needed no recommendation from the Pakistani government for a medical visa because the territory “is an integral part of India”.

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  1. Asif Raza Mirza said:

    Please get medical aid to your population first then do this eye washing after that.

    • Boshu said:

      Fair enough. But do tell this to your countrymen instead. They are the ones who go and beg for medical visa. The honorable minister just helps them true Dharma tradition of kindness. You have not told us why Pak Muslims beg on twitter to Sushmaji if they hate India so much? May be when it comes to your near and dear the hate just melts away and anxiety remains. May be one day you will face the similar issue in your family and then you will request Sushmaji too for kindness and mercy. I am sure she will bless you.

  2. Boshu said:

    The minister is helping Pak Muslims in a true generous tradition of Hinduism. This is what makes Hinduism attractive to global community today.

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