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Pak woman pleads for medical visa from 'mother' Sushma; granted

ANI
Published : Aug 14, 2017, 2:57 pm IST
Updated : Aug 14, 2017, 2:57 pm IST

A Pakistani woman named Faiza Tanveer had requested Swaraj to grant her a medical visa on Indian Independence Day.

Faiza Tanveer. (Photo: Twitter)
 Faiza Tanveer. (Photo: Twitter)

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has assured of granting a visa to a Pakistani woman - who is suffering from cancer - for her treatment in India.

A Pakistani woman named Faiza Tanveer had requested Swaraj to grant her a medical visa by saying that she should be given help as India is about to celebrate its 70th Independence Day.

"Ma'am you are mother for me. Please grant me visa on the occasion of India's 70th Independence Day. Please help me thankyou," Faiza Tanveer said in a tweet.

The External Affairs Minister conveyed the decision of granting the medical visa to her on Sunday and tweeted, "Thanks for your greetings on India's Independence day. We are giving you the visa for your treatment in India."

It is reported that Faiza is affected with Ameloblastoma, an oral tumour which is aggressive in nature, and want treatment from India.

Tags: sushma swaraj, medical visa, external affairs ministry, faiza tanveer
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi