New Delhi, August 14: Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Sunday gave relief to Pakistani Patient Faiza Tanveer by granting the medical visa for her treatment. Earlier Tanveer was denied Visa by Indian High Commission in Islamabad. Seeking immediate intervention of Sushma Swaraj in the matter, Tanveer had appealed to the minister on the microblogging website Twitter. She had written,“Please help me save my life mam plz (sic).”
Faiza Tanveer (25) is suffering from a recurrent ameloblastoma, an oral tumour which is aggressive in nature.
Tanveer planned to visit the Inderprastha Dental College and Hospital (IDCH) in Ghaziabad and paid Rs. 10 lakh in advance for treatment, according to a Pakistani media report.
But the Indian High Commission in Islamabad rejected her medical visa application, the report said. Tanveer’s mother claimed that her application was rejected because of deteriorating ties between the two countries. That forced Tanveer to take to social media to move Indian authorities.
Swaraj on Sunday took to twitter to announce the granting of Visa to Tanveer. Swaraj wrote, “Thanks for your greetings on India’s Independence day. We are giving you the visa for your treatment in India.”
Known for prompt interventions, Swaraj had earlier granted Visa to Pakistani boy infant Rohaan for surgery of heart ailment in a private hospital. Despite a successful operation, Rohaan died a few days back due to dehydration.