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Pak couple with missing son offered Indian visa

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Dec 8, 2017, 1:41 am IST
Updated : Dec 8, 2017, 1:44 am IST

There is a juvenile around 12 years old in Faridkot Observation Home. He was apprehended by BSF in May 2017.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (Photo: PTI)
 External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: In yet another humanitarian gesture, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has offered to grant visas to a Pakistani couple if they wish to come to India to ascertain whether a 12 year-old boy detained by the BSF in May this year and currently lodged at an Observation Home in Faridkot, Punjab, is indeed their son. In a series of tweets late on Wednesday night, Ms. Swaraj said, “There is a juvenile around 12 years old in Faridkot Observation Home. He was apprehended by BSF in May 2017. We are waiting for Pakistan to confirm his nationality as well. My information is that Master Hammad Hassan went missing in 2013. The juvenile with us was apprehended in 2017. However, if the parents believe that the juvenile we have is their son, we are prepared to give them a visa.”

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