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Swaraj announces medical visa for one-year-old Pak girl

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said the will issue medical visa to a one-year old Pakistani girl for open-heart surgery in

The announcement on Twitter came hours after the child's mother made an appeal on the micro-blogging site to the minister for approval of medical visa to her daughter.

"We are giving visa for the open heart surgery of your one year old daughter Shireen Shiraz in (sic)," Swaraj tweeted.

Earlier, Hira Shiraz, the mother, had tweeted, "Ma'am @SushmaSwaraj this is humble request to approve our pending medical visa request of my 1year daughter for her open heart surgery.(sic)"

Swaraj has been sympathetically considering medical visa applications from scores of Pakistani nationals notwithstanding strain in the relationship between the two countries over a host of issues, including cross-border in Jammu and Kashmir.

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First Published: Tue, October 10 2017. 23:22 IST