Sushma Swaraj assures visa for Pakistan national for liver transplant

Swaraj's intervention came after the wife of the patient, Anwar Ul Hussan, tweeted to the minister seeking a visa for her husband.

Published: 18th November 2017 11:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th November 2017 12:15 AM   |  A+A-

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (File| PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Continuing her humanitarian gesture, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today announced that a Pakistani national will be given visa for his liver transplant in India.

Swaraj's intervention came after the wife of the patient, Anwar Ul Hussan, tweeted to the minister seeking a visa for her husband.

"Please contact Indian High Commission in Pakistan. We will issue the visa immediately. I wish your husband an early recovery.@IndiainPakistan," the minister tweeted.

Swaraj has been adopting a humanitarian approach in granting visas to Pakistani nationals on medical ground notwithstanding strain in relationship between the two countries over a host of sticky issues, including cross-border terrorism.

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