A Pakistani child suffering from disease got his father so worried that he raised an appeal on Twitter. His appeal was directed towards his own countryman, Pakistani Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz and Indian Foreign Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
But it wasn’t Sartaj but Sushma who responded to his plea and said that the child will not suffer and directed the Pakistani man to contact Indian Embassy. She also assured the Pakistani man that we will ‘give the medical visa.’
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 31, 2017
The man had tweeted his plea on May 24th and following the directions, given by Sushma Swaraj, Indian Embassy sprang into action.
Please send us your passport number if visa application already submitted; otherwise call on 00923028569733.
— India in Pakistan (@IndiainPakistan) May 31, 2017
Many Pakistanis thanked the Indian Minister who belongs to the Hindu nationalist party BJP which is widely seen as an extremist outfit and hated in Pakistan.
Thanks alot.. Mam..Cure of many disease are not possible in Pakistan yet.. May God Bless humanity..
— Waqas Amjad (@Waqas_amjad) May 31, 2017
But before Sushma Swaraj it was an ordinary Indian who won the hearts for raising an appeal for the Pakistani child:
Plz raise this issue b4 ur news channels.Get a letter issued by @SartajAziz_ .lets join hands 4 an infant.
— RAVI KUMAR (@RaviBerro) May 26, 2017
Hearts are border-less. Appreciated. ♥️
— Azeem Asim Mughal (@Asim01Azeem) May 27, 2017
Last year, the Indian government had also provided details showing that between Jan-June 2016 899 Pakistanis came to India on Medical Visa while in 2015 the number stood at 1816.