Swaraj took to her twitter handle and announced that medical visas would be issued to two Pakistani nationals for liver plant surgeries, one child for an eye cancer surgery and another for a bone marrow transplant.
Comparing the former governments, Swaraj, charged that “prior to our government, no woman was ever a member of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS, whereas 50 per cent of the members today are women.
Rahul Gandhi had said, “You know who the parent organisation of the BJP is? It is the RSS. It is their idea that as long as women remain silent, they are good. The moment a woman opens her mouth, they want to shut her up.”
Swaraj has been sympathetically considering medical visa applications from scores of Pakistani nationals notwithstanding strain in the relationship between the two countries
This is not the first time that the minister has extended her hand to those seeking help from the neighbour country. In September this year, Swaraj granted medical visa to a seven-year-old from Karachi requiring an open heart surgery.
Sushma Swaraj promptly reached out to A Evangelin, a Russian tourist, by tweeting — “Evangelin – Your country Russia is our time tested friend. My officials in Chennai will provide you all help.”
“Yes, we are granting visa for your father’s liver transplant surgery in India,” Swaraj tweeted yesterday in reply to a Pakistani resident Hamid Ali Ashraf, whose father Mohammed Ashraf is to be treated at the Max Hospital in Saket here
The mahila town hall event being organised by the BJP’s women wing, Mahila Morcha is scheduled from 2 pm onwards at GMDC convention centre.
Sushma Swaraj said Geeta could be from Bihar or Jharkhand and requested chief ministers of both the states to ensure that her appeal is shown by all cable TV networks for the next seven days so that people come forward to help her.
Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Sunday appealed to the people to help Geeta, deaf and mute Indian girl brought back from Pakistan in 2015, in finding her parents.
Sushma Swaraj ruled out any new window of opportunity for NRIs to deposit their high-value Indian currency which was declared illegal after the demonetisation policy.
The Minister, responding to daughter’s mother who appealed for help, tweeted, “We also pray for her early recovery.”
The use of a fake picture by Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi on Saturday while responding to India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’ speech came up during the UNGA president’s news conference on Tuesday.
“But is supporting terror the country’s national policy? What can Pakistan gain from exporting terrorism? Money or honour,” said an editorial in the state-run daily Global Times.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi also accused India’s National Security Advisor Ajit K Doval of interfering in Balochistan.