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To mark Independence day, will grant medical visa in all bonafide cases: Sushma Swaraj tells Pakistan

To mark Independence day, will grant medical visa in all bonafide cases: Sushma Swaraj tells Pakistan

New Delhi: In a special gesture, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday India will grant medical visa in all bonafide cases pending with the ministry on the occasion of Independence day.

She tweeted: “On the auspicious occasion of India’s Independence day, we will grant medical visa in all bonafide cases pending with us.”

The EAM tagged the High Commission of India, Islamabad, in her post.

On Sunday, Swaraj had assured a Pakistani woman who is suffering from cancer of granting a visa for her treatment in India.

Swaraj had conveyed the decision of granting the medical visa to Pakistani woman Faiza Tanveer on twitter.

“Thanks for your greetings on India’s Independence day. We are giving you the visa for your treatment in India,” she had tweeted.

Earlier, Tanveer had requested Swaraj to grant her a medical visa and said she should not be denied it as India is about to celebrate the auspicious occasion of its 70th Independence Day.

—PTI