Pak woman suffering from cancer seeks Sushma Swaraj’s help for medical visa


Islamabad: A woman suffering from cancer in Pakistan has urged external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to help her visit India for treatment after her visa application was reportedly rejected by the Indian embassy here.

Faiza Tanveer (25) is suffering from a recurrent ameloblastoma, an oral tumour which is aggressive in nature.

As per sources, she planned to visit the Inderprastha Dental College and Hospital (IDCH) in Ghaziabad and paid Rs 10 lakh in advance for treatment, but the Indian High Commission in Islamabad rejected her medical visa application.

On the other hand, Tanveer’s mother claimed that her application was rejected because of deteriorating ties between the two countries.

Tanveer in several tweets over the past couple of days has urged Swaraj to intervene. She has also posted her photo and a video that showed her tumour.

Notably, last month, an ailing child from Pakistan and his parents were issued visa for an emergency heart treatment after the family sought Swaraj’s help.

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