Pakistani Woman Praises Sushma Swaraj On Twitter, Says Pakistan Would’ve Changed If Swaraj Was Their PM

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Updated on 31 Jul, 2017 at 12:37 pm


Sushma Swaraj is known for her presence on Twitter and for helping people in distress. For her sensitivity and efforts to help people across the border equally well, she is often lauded by people on and off social media.

This time, Sushma Swaraj has won the heart of a Pakistani woman who was desirous of visiting India for a liver transplant. Hijaab Asif sought the intervention of Sushma Swaraj on behalf of Shabahat Abbas Taqvi, the patient. Referring to his critical condition, Asif urged Sushma Swaraj to help her with medical Visa to India so that the patient could be saved.

Sushma Swaraj, India’s Minister of External Affairs NDTV


Responding to Asif’s plea, Sushma Swaraj immediately ordered the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to grant the requested visas. The Indian High Commission in Islamabad issued the visas and the woman could not stop thanking and appreciating Sushma Swaraj in a series of tweets. But Twitter was taken by surprise when Asif, in one of her tweets, criticized her government and said that her country would’ve changed if Sushma Swaraj was their Prime Minister.


Have a look at the series of tweets by Hijaab Asif and Sushma Swaraj:

The letter posted by Pakistani woman on Twitter

Swaraj immediately took cognizance of the matter and instructed Indian High Commission in Pakistan to issue visas.

Delighted by the prompt and positive response from India’s Foreign Minister, the Pakistani woman could not stop herself from praising Sushma Swaraj:


Every year, thousands of Pakistan nationals travel to India for medical treatment and India’s Ministry of External Affairs gets appreciated and applauded for their empathy towards citizens of their neighboring nation despite the soured relations between the countries. In June, a Pakistani couple who had been trying to get a medical visa to India for treatment of their two-and-a-half year old, sought Sushma Swaraj’s intervention in the matter. When the visa was issued to them, the child could successfully get treatment which turned out to be a life-saver for the child. Even then, Twitter users from both sides of the border had showered praises on Sushma Swaraj for her compassion:

However, since a few weeks, the process of granting medical visas has somewhat slowed down as Swaraj declared that medical visa applications from Pakistan must be accompanied by a recommendation letter from Saratj Aziz. This happened as Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian national was awarded death sentence by a military court in Pakistan on allegations of espionage. Moreover, the country has not been acknowledging letters sent by India, requesting that they issue Pakistan visa to Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother.