Diwali Special: India to issue medical visas to all deserving

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New Delhi, Oct 19: On the special occasion of Diwali, India today promised to issue medical visas all those people abroad, including Pakistan, seeking treatment. 

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in tweet ” On the auspicious occasion of Deepawali, India will grant medical visa in all deserving cases pending today”.

Recently on Wednesday granted  six more medical visas to Pakistani nationals, including three children.

“We will issue visa to facilitate treatment of your eight-year-old child in India,” Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Wednesday night in response to a request from Nazir Ahmed who said that his son Mohammad Ahmed was awaiting a medical visa from India for last one year.

In an another  tweet, she also promised a visa to Muhammad Asif Malik’s son, who is currently in an intensive care unit (ICU) in children’s hospital in Lahore, and to Kasif Chacha’s child who is running lack of  medicine.

Visas were also issued to Irfan Ahmed Shaikh, Nasir Mahmood and the mother of Rafique Menon for liver surgeries.

This month, Sushma Swaraj has announced the issuance of 19 medical visas to Pakistanis for treatment in India.

On the eve of  Independence Day, the External Affairs Ministry had said that India would provide medical visas to all bonafide Pakistani patients.

Wefornews Bureau 

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