- Ms Swaraj said India grants medical visa to Pak nationals immediately
- Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested by Pakistan last year on charges of spying
- Multiple requests from New Delhi for consular access have been denied
However, any Pakistani national asking for a medical visa would be granted one immediately if Mr Aziz recommended it, she stressed.
Ms Swaraj tweeted that she had written a "personal letter" to Mr Aziz on the request of Avantika Jadhav to meet her son.
However, Mr.Aziz has not shown the courtesy even to acknowledge my letter. /8- Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) July 10, 2017
But I assure Pakistan nationals seeking medical visa with a recommendation from Mr.Sartaj Aziz, we will issue the visa immediately. /9- Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) July 10, 2017
Mr Jadhav, a former navy man arrested by Pakistan last year on charges of spying, was sentenced to death by a military court earlier this year. Multiple requests from New Delhi for consular access have been denied. India has moved the International Court of Justice, which on May 18 restrained Pakistan from executing the death sentence.
The minister's tweets were apparently linked to reports that a Pakistani cancer patient had been denied a medical visa for her treatment in India and that her family had made an appeal to both countries.
25-year-old Faiza Tanveer, who has an aggressive tumour in her mouth, has reportedly claimed that she had applied for a medical visa to India but her request was rejected. According to her family, the reason given was "deteriorating ties".
The Foreign Minister tweeted: "All that we require is his recommendation for the grant of medical visa to Pakistan nationals. I see no reason why should he hesitate to give his recommendation for nationals of his own country."
I have my sympathies for all Pakistan nationals seeking medical visa for their treatment in India. /1- Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) July 10, 2017
I am sure Mr.Sartaj Aziz also has consideration for the nationals of his country. /2- Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) July 10, 2017
Faiza Tanveer has reportedly been offered treatment by a hospital in Ghaziabad near Delhi.