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Swaraj announces visa for Pak woman for treatment of kidney

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said the will issue visa to a Pakistani woman who requires medical treatment in for her kidney ailments.

Swaraj's intervention came after the husband of the woman -- Neelma Ghaffar -- requested the external affairs minister to grant her visa.

"We are giving visa for her treatment in India," Swaraj tweeted along with a photograph of the Pakistani woman.

Earlier, in a tweet to Swaraj, Ghaffar Khan, Neelma's husband, had said that his wife was in a critical condition required urgent medical treatment in

"@SushmaSwaraj respected madam, we are in hospital now. My wife Neelma Ghaffar is on last stage. Pleases save my family and grant visa," Khan had tweeted.

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.

Yesterday, Swaraj had said the would issue medical visa to a one-year old Pakistani girl for open-heart surgery in

On Monday, she had come to the aid of a sick Pakistani national by announcing to grant him medical visa for his liver transplant surgery in India.

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First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 00:22 IST