‘Wish you were our Prime Minister’: Pakistani woman tweets to Sushma Swaraj after she grants medical visa

A few weeks ago, Swaraj had said that Pakistani nationals seeking medical visas must accompany their visa applications with a recommendation letter by Sartaj Aziz.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 28, 2017 1:46 pm
sushma swaraj, pakistan, pak patient medical visa, sartaj aziz, pak national medical visa sartaj aziz, pak patient treatment in india, india news, pakistan news, world news, Moved by her prompt response, Asif tweeted, “Lots and Lots of Love and respect from here. Wish you were our prime minister. this country would have changed.” (Source: PTI)

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has been lauded continuously for helping people in distress, and that certainly does not restrict to Indians only. Recently, the Foreign Minister approved medical visa of a Pakistani national who was scheduled to visit India for a liver transplant. Overwhelmed by this gesture, the patient’s family members are now showering praises for her.

A woman who identifying herself as Hijaab Asif had sought Swaraj’s intervention on behalf of the Pakistani patient Gautam Bambawale. Referring to his critical condition, Asif “begged” for her help. She even posted a letter they received from Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry, saying no visas have been issued to them.

A few weeks ago, Swaraj had said that Pakistani nationals seeking medical visas must accompany their visa applications with a recommendation letter by Sartaj Aziz.

“Dear ma’am, spoke to DHC (Deputy High Commissioner) in Islamabad, told the patient’s current condition and he said it’s all up to you. If you allow,” Asif tweeted.

The letter she posted earlier on Twitter:

Swaraj took cognizance of the matter and immediately asked Indian High Commission in Islamabad to grant them visas.

Responding to Asif’s plea, she wondered why Sartaj Aziz had refused to issue a recommendation letter for issuance of a visa to such a “serious” patient.

Moved by her prompt response, Asif tweeted, “Lots and Lots of Love and respect from here. Wish you were our prime minister. this country would have changed.”

Asif later also called Swaraj a “Superwoman” and showered heaps of praises on her also criticising the Nawaz Sharif government.

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    lites
    Jul 28, 2017 at 11:54 pm
    IZLAM WAS MEANT FOR A TIME MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED YEARS IN THE PAST, THAT TOO ONLY FOR SOME NOMADIC WARRING ARRABIC TRIBES, THAT TOO ONLY FOR SOME DESERT AREA FARAWAY IN MIDEAST. TODAYS MODERN SOCIETIES AND THE FUTURISTIC TIMES AHEAD, ARE TOTALLY DIFFERENT FROM, THOSE OLD, NOMADIC, DESERT CONDITIONS. MOST OF ANCESTORS OF THESE PEOPLE WERE ACTUALLY LIKE BUDDHIST, ZORASTRIAN, FOLLOWERS, THESE METHODS ARE CLOSE TO FUTURISTIC PEACE AND MODERN PRACTICES. SO THE NEW GENERATION SHUD SWITCH BACK TO THEIR ANCESTRAL RELIGION OF BUDDHISM, ZORASTRIAN, ETC. GIVE UP OLD BOOK, OLD WAY. JUST TAKE UP VALID NEW BOOK NEW WAY.
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      pratik
      Jul 28, 2017 at 5:07 pm
      Tell all this story to your corrupt mind friend and so on, stop praising India . we are always good.
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        iaj
        Jul 28, 2017 at 4:01 pm
        All very well. Kudos!Can't we just stop playing politics on such a human problem as Emergency Medical visas?
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        1. truetool
          Jul 28, 2017 at 3:55 pm
          You need to correct your article. The name of the patient is Shabhat Abbas Taqvi, not Gautam Bambawale. Gautam Bambawale is the India's Deputy High Comissioner to Pakistan.
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          1. Maheswar Deka
            Jul 28, 2017 at 3:20 pm
            Every time, there occurs a controversy when a Pakistani national seeks visa to visit India or an Indian seeks visa to visit Pakistan. Sometimes, the purpose of visiting happens to be an important one. The decades old enmity between India and Pakistan is a reason that has complicated the issue of visa issuing by both the countries. It is pity that both India and Pakistan have failed to sort out their differences. Disputes might have occurred between two countries, but, these could be settled through talks. India and Pakistan should live in unison.
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              Prakash
              Jul 28, 2017 at 3:47 pm
              Do not agree. Pakistan broke India once, still not satisfied. How can we be friends if they do not behave.
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