External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that India will grant medical visas to an unwell Pakistani man requiring liver transplant and a three-year-old girl who needs an open heart surgery.
"We are issuing visa for the open heart surgery of your three-year-old daughter in India. We also pray for her speedy recovery here," the External Affairs Minister said in a tweet.
The minister was responding to a request by a Lahore-based man Uzair Humayun, who has been tweeting the minister, seeking medical visa for her daughter.
Swaraj also responded positively when Noorma Habib asked for her intervention in granting medical visa to her father who she said needs an urgent liver transplant. "Yes, Noorma. We are allowing visa for the liver transplant of your father in India. We wish him a successful surgery and a long life," Swaraj tweeted.
The minister has been sympathetically considering medical visa applications from scores of Pakistani nationals notwithstanding strain in the relationship between the two countries over a host of issues.