Sushma Swaraj slams Pakistan’s Sartaj Aziz in series of blistering tweets
NEW DELHI: Union Minister Sushma Swaraj used strong words Monday to beat the head of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, Sartaj Aziz, for not having “the same courtesy to recognize” his letter asking him to grant a visa to the mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav.
Jadhav is the national of India on the death row in Pakistan.
Comments by Foreign Minister Swaraj, mainly aimed at eliminating the air after the Pakistani media had said last week that India had denied medical visas to the people of this country,
On Twitter, Swaraj said it is Aziz Pakistanis who require immediate medical care can come to India. He assured Pakistan that India is pleased to offer medical visa and hopes that Aziz “is a consideration for the citizens of his country.”
The Chancellor emphasized that recently amended rules stipulating that Pakistanis wanted a visa for emergency medical treatment should receive a letter from Aziz.
“But I assure you that Pakistani citizens seek a medical visa with a recommendation from Mr. Sartaj Aziz, who will issue the visa immediately,” Swaraj said.
The minister spoke of how India also has a pending visa application “for an Indian citizen, Ms. Avantika Jadhav, who wants to meet her son in Pakistan.”
It takes a heartbeat to realize that it speaks of the mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian citizen sentenced to death by a military court in Pakistan with the claim “espionage.”
Swaraj said, as the letters that Aziz must write for medical visa, he also a “personal letter” to the visa Avantika Jadhav wrote.
“However, M. Aziz has not shown the same courtesy to acknowledge my letter,” he said.
Pakistani media reported last week that the Indian embassy in Pakistan denied the visa of a woman with cancer who had come to India for treatment.
The woman, Faiza Tanveer in several tweets in recent days urged Swaraj to intervene. It looks like he had Swaraj.