New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said India would grant medical visa for treatment of a newborn baby from Pakistan whose family said he is suffering from a cardiac ailment.
Swaraj’s assurance to the family from Lahore came after the mother of the child, Rohaan, sought the minister’s intervention.
“We will give medical visa for his treatment in India,” Swaraj tweeted.
A number of Pakistani citizens had tweeted requesting India to issue medical visa for the child’s treatment.
“When I hug my child, he smiles. He knows he is safe with me. I want to save him, I really do. Help in visa #HelpBabyRohaan @SushmaSwaraj,” Rohaan’s mother Mehwish Mukhtar had tweeted.
A Pakistani national Fawad said Rohaan is a newborn and has a heart problem.
In recent months, Swaraj has heeded to request by a number of Pakistani citizens in granting medical visas despite strain in ties between the two countries due to a host of issues. PTI