NEW DELHI: Indian government will issue medical visas to Pakistani patients whose requests were pending with the Indian High Commission in Islamabad as goodwill gesture on its Independence Day.
This was announced by Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on her twitter handle.
She directed Indian High Commission to Islamabad saying they should grand the medical visa in all bonafide cases pending with them.
Sushma tweets, “On the auspicious occasion of India’s Independence day, we will grant the medical visa in all bonafide cases pending with us.”
The move is likely to lower tensions between two countries despite rising cases of ceasefire violations along Line of Control.
On June 13, a four-month-old infant, Rohaan, was also granted an Indian visa to undergo a heart surgery in India’s Noida after Sushma interfered in the matter.
Recently Rohaan returned to Pakistan after successful surgery in India.