The Indian High Commission in Islamabad on Friday issued visas to an ailing Pakistani infant and his family for an emergency heart treatment.
Pakistani national Ken Sid had made a desperate appeal to Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on social media last week to allow his three-month-old son Roohan to be treated in India for heart ailment. Ms. Swaraj responded by promising to issue the visa, saying “a child should not suffer.”
The family were trying to get a visa for weeks. “He does not even know what is happening between India and Pakistan,” Ken had tweeted while making an appeal to Ms. Swaraj.
Ken’s appeal was supported by scores of Indians on social media. “No, This child will not suffer. Please contact Indian High Commission in Pakistan. We will give the medical visa,” Ms. Swaraj tweeted to Ken on May 31 following which the Indian High Commission issued the visas.