Sushma Swaraj Grants Medical Visa To Ailing PoK Man, Mentions Pakistan Has Been Occupying Indian Land

Updated on 4 Sep, 2018 at 4:46 pm


Union minister, Sushma Swaraj, recently said that India will issue a medical visa to an ailing man from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK). But through this, she conveyed an important message to Pakistan and that message is — PoK belongs to India.

Sushma Swaraj recently tweeted about giving a medical visa to ailing PoK man


New Indian rules specify that Pakistanis applying for a medical visa to India must get a letter from their foreign affairs chief, Sartaj Aziz.

Swaraj mentioned that these rules do not apply to the PoK resident because PoK “is an integral part of India”.

Sushma Swaraj’s tweet



The 24-year-old PoK man has been diagnosed with a liver tumor and has expressed his wish to travel to New Delhi for treatment, as per a report. He needs a medical emergency visa to visit India.

Previously Swaraj slammed Aziz for not having “the courtesy even to acknowledge” her letter to him urging to grant a visa to Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother.


She later mentioned and assured Pakistanis that India is happy to grant medical visas and hoped Aziz “has consideration for the nationals of his country”.