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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday asked the Indian envoy in Saudi Arabia to help a nurse from Karnataka who has reportedly been pushed into slavery in the Gulf country. "Javed : Pls help rescue this lady. @IndianEmbRiyadh," Swaraj tweeted, asking India's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ahmad Javed to help Jacintha Mendonca, the Indian nurse. As per media reports, a kafil in Saudi Arabia has demanded 24,000 Saudi Riyals ($6,398) to free her. Replying to a separate query on Twitter, Swaraj said every PIO (person of Indian-origin) cards has to be converted to OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) cards, saying it is mandatory. Every PIO Card has to be converted to OCI Card. This is mandatory. https://t.co/wZFSmtz9Oh
Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) June 23, 2017 Responding to the issue Swaraj tweeted, "I have asked @CPVIndia to resolve this".
Every PIO Card has to be converted to OCI Card.
This is mandatory. https://t.co/wZFSmtz9Oh— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) June 23, 2017