Sushma Swaraj To The Rescue, Grants Medical Visa To 7-Year-Old Pakistani

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| September 27 , 2017 , 14:38 IST

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has played saviour to countless people, Indians stuck abroad in undesirable situations and foreigners seeking visas to come to India.

A Pakistani woman reached out to Swaraj on Twitter, asking for a visa for her 7-year-daughter who urgently needs open heart surgery, after the visa remained pending since August. Despite the tensions between India and Pakistan, Swaraj replied and granted the visa for the young girl's treatment.

The woman, identified as Nida Shoaib tweeted "Respected @SushmaSwaraj mam my daughter need open heart surgery I applied in Aug still the visa is in process pls help us i m very thankful u."

She shared the medical reports of her daughter with Sushma Swaraj through Twitter as well, describing the girl's congenital heart defect which has affected the young girl's life to such an extent that she can no longer participate in basic activities like attending school and running.

"Respected mam @SushmaSwaraj  please allow us to come india for open heart surgery my daughter maha shoaib 7 yrs here are the reports," Shoaib tweeted.

"Respected @SushmaSwaraj mam plz issue the medical visa we will always thanks to u and ur nation," tweeted Shoaib.

Responding to the plea, Swaraj granted the visa, saying, "Yes, we are allowing Visa for your 7 years old daughter's open heart surgery in India. We also pray for her early recovery."

The 7-year-old would be undergoing open heart surgery at a Noida hospital.

As the relations between India and Pakistan worsened and visas except for those on medical grounds halted, the procedure put in place required a letter of recommendation from Pakistan officials. However, in the absence of such a letter, Swaraj has considered independent cases for granting visas.