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'Wish You Were Our PM': Pak Woman Tweets Sushma Swaraj After Visa Help

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  1. ito

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    NEW DELHI: Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj has won much affection from people on social media for her prompt responses and help. Millions of grateful Indians have now been joined by a woman from Pakistan, whose wish may not please her Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif.

    "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:

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    ✔@IndiainPakistan

    Replying to @SushmaSwaraj @Hijaab_asif

    Maam, we are in touch with the applicant. Rest assured we will follow it up.

    10:47 PM - Jul 27, 2017
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    Ms Asif was profuse in her gratitude:

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    @SushmaSwaraj what do I call you? Superwoman? God? No words to describe your generosity! Love you maam Can't stop praising you in tears![​IMG][​IMG]

    10:51 PM - Jul 27, 2017
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    [​IMG]Anand Singh @singh_k_anand
    Replying to @Hijaab_asif and 2 others
    Waise congrats ....u will get visa .......and we can't afford Sushma mam as pakistans's prime minister..sorry...


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    Pakistanis don't deserve her at all

    10:40 PM - Jul 27, 2017
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    [​IMG]Hijaab asif @Hijaab_asif

    Replying to @SushmaSwaraj @IndiainPakistan
    Lots and lost of love and respect from here. Wish you were our Prime Minister, this country would've changed!

    10:34 PM - Jul 27, 2017
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    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.

    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.


    Earlier this month, she helped Osama Ali, a man from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir who needed visa to come to Delhi to get treatment for his liver tumour. Mr Ali said Mr Aziz had refused to write to the Indian High Commission for his visa. Ms Swaraj pointed out that Mr Ali, being a resident of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, which belongs to India, did not need any letter from Pakistan.

    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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  2. ito

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    Why is Sartaz Aziz reluctant to give visa recommendation letters to his own citizens?
     
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    after seeing countless amount of tweets in her page, I have came up with either of two reasons,

    1. He might want to project India as evil in face of Pakistani common citizen, by lying to there own people in distress as India is rejecting there visas, obviously which will turn them against.
    2. He don't want common People of Pakistan to see how different and better India is, then what they are being told by there regime and media, which might spread more trust toward India then there own government.
     
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    Whatever motive Sartaz Aziz might have....India should stop asking Sartaz Aziz for recommendations...instead the people in Indian high commission should look at each case on its own merit, do due diligence and issue visas. You cannot hold people lives hostage to India and Pakistan politics. Genuine cases should be issued visas irrespective of India - Pakistan relations.
     
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    My friend when a snake enters you house and you see it is injured what would you do ? Even with a good intent you would be wary any movement because it's not trustworthy. This letter and recommendation issue is exactly the check and balance to keep the Pakistani establishment of misusing this opportunity and speak otherwise later on.

    Any of these people on medical visa gets involved in any sort of criminal activity and India decides to take action Pakistan would wash their hands and outright deny which can't happen when their government has endorsed these people to come to India.
     
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    Agreed, but Indian embassy in Pakistan cannot perform due diligence by its own, other wise people employed to do so will get picked up there military on suspicions of Spying, and again you will have to see those countless propaganda videos.

    Asking for letter form there official is good move, if any wrong doing is unearthed by there people here then we will have all the proof in our disposal to take any action.
     
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    Until now there is no history of Pakistanis getting medical visa involved in criminal or terror activity, and assuming something just because they are Pakistanis is wrong...that is why I say genuine cases should be looked on to their merit before issuing medical visas.

    But their foreign minister is not giving any recommendations...and IMO, medical patients are suffering for no wrong of theirs. And until now no medical visas have been misused. So let us not assume something, and become heartless.
     
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    In the disguise of despration, moles can be injected correct? So why take chances, agreed it's humanitarian crisis, but there are other countries which has similar medical facilities. With the track record Pakistan has, you cannot guarantee all the cases will be genuine, so why take chances and why do we waste our taxpayer money to perform something which they should be doing in first place?
     
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    One thing must be appreciated here..indian health facilities...

    But I think Most of people go for liver transplant and other diseases, most of which are curable...I don't think that its really difficult now to train doctors and have instruments to treat them ..as these diseases are known to world for quite a while

    Thumbs up for india that it has focused on getting these capabilities..hope Pak also pays a little attention towards the health of common people and all of these people won't have to go anywhere
     
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