Ailing PoK resident to get visa, no letter from Aziz needed: Sushma Swaraj

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The External Affair Minister of India, Sushma Swaraj, gave visa to a PoK resident and said that no letter is required from Pakistan’s Foreign Adviser, Sartaj Aziz.

Osama Ali, a 24-year old resident of Rawalkot in PoK, has been diagnosed with a tumor in his liver and wants to seek treatment in Delhi. Ali’s family has appealed to Swaraj to revoke the requirement of a letter from Aziz for a medical emergency visa.

She said that PoK is that part of Kashmir which is illegally occupied by Pakistan and thus, it is an integral part of India.

Earlier she gave an assurance to Aziz that with his recommendation, all the Pakistanis who want to visit India for the medical purpose would get visa immediately. But when Aziz did not show courtesy to acknowledge a letter written personally by Swaraj to him for giving visa to Indian national Avantika Jadhav, who wants to meet her son in Pakistan, she took this step.