Pakistani Cancer Patient, Who Called Sushma Swaraj Her ‘Mother’, Gets Medical Visa

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1:01 pm 14 Aug, 2017


Sushma Swaraj is one of India’s most popular political figures on social media. Those in distress often approach India’s External Affairs Minister on Twitter, and this includes Indians as well as people from other countries. People also often thank and laud her for her help and services. This help-seeking and thanking have come many times from one of India’s most “special” neighbor, Pakistan.

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A lot of ailing residents of Pakistan tweet Sushma Swaraj requesting her to grant them a medical visa to India so that they can get treatment.


Recently, Sushma Swaraj accepted the request of a Pakistani woman by accepting her application for a medical visa as she wanted to get her liver transplant done in India. The woman had said that Pakistan would have changed if Sushma Sawaraj had been the Prime Minister.

Earlier, Sushma garnered lots of praise for granting a medical visa to a Pakistani infant named Roohan for his heart surgery in India. The surgery of 4-month old Roohan was successfully completed in Jaypee Hospital, Noida in June. However, after almost two months after his successful operation, unfortunately, the baby died of dehydration a few days ago.

This time, a 25-year old Pakistani girl named Faiza Tanveer tweeted Sushma Swaraj on Sunday, requesting her to grant a medical visa. Tanveer said that Sushma Swaraj is her mother and requested her to grant a medical visa on the occasion of India’s 70th Independence Day. The Pakistani girl is a patient of Ameloblastoma, a rare cancerous tumor of the mouth and also shared her picture in the tweet.

Showing her humanitarian side, Sushma Swaraj replied to Tanveer’s tweet on the very same day saying,