- Woman sought Ms Swaraj's help over Pak man's medical treatment
- Ms Swaraj stepped in, asked Indian envoy to help him get an Indian visa
- Lots of love and respect, Pak woman tweeted to thank Ms Swaraj
"Lots and Lots of Love and respect from here. Wish you were our prime minister. this country would have changed," read a tweet from Hijaab Asif. Ms Asif had sought intervention from Ms Swaraj on behalf of a Pakistani national who wants to have medical treatment in India.
Ms Swaraj stepped in and soon after, the Indian High Commission in Islamabad tweeted:
Ms Asif was profuse in her gratitude:
Maam, we are in touch with the applicant. Rest assured we will follow it up.— India in Pakistan (@IndiainPakistan) July 27, 2017
@SushmaSwaraj what do I call you? Superwoman? God? No words to describe your generosity! Love you maam Can't stop praising you in tears!— Hijaab asif (@Hijaab_asif) July 27, 2017
Pakistanis don't deserve her at all— Hijaab asif (@Hijaab_asif) July 27, 2017
A number of Pakistanis travel to India for medical treatment - several hospitals have reported receiving as many as 500 patients a month. But the medical visa process has slowed down after a Pakistani military court sentenced Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav to death on allegations of espionage.
Lots and lost of love and respect from here. Wish you were our Prime Minister, this country would've changed!— Hijaab asif (@Hijaab_asif) July 27, 2017
As Pakistan failed to respond to India's pleas for consular access to Mr Jadhav, Ms Swaraj tore into Pakistan's Foreign Ministry adviser Sartaj Aziz, saying he "did not have the courtesy" to acknowledge her letters on Mr Jadhav. She then tweeted that Pakistani citizens needing a medical visa for India must have a letter from their foreign ministry.
Before asking Indian officials to look into Ms Asif's case, Ms Swaraj had also taken a dig at Mr Aziz, asking if he refused to provide a letter in "such a serious case".
Ms Asif, though, is not the only Pak national who received help from the foreign minister. Earlier this week, in response to a tweet from a man who married a Pakistani woman and wanted visa for her, Ms Swaraj had tweeted, "Indian daughters and daughters in law from Pakistan or any other country are always welcome".
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