India grands medical visa to Pakistani infant


Islamabad, August 29 (TNS): The Indian High Commission in Islamabad has issued a visa to a Pakistani infant for the treatment of his heart disease in the neighboring country.

The move came after many Pakistani Twitter users ran a campaign asking Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj to grant the Rohaan a visa so that the baby could be treated in India – a request to which she acquiesced on Tuesday.

Rohaan’s mother had sought help to save her baby with a touching message.

Earlier this year, India had imposed a condition that visas will only be issued to Pakistani patients on the recommendation of Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz.

The Foreign Office spokesperson had responded that the restrictions placed by India on medical visas were “against diplomatic norms”.