Islamabad (Web Desk): Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Monday put an unprecedented condition for Pakistani patients, saying Indian visa will be issued on Sartaj Aziz's recommendation.
In a series of tweets, Ms Sushma said, “I wrote a personal letter to Mr Sartaj Aziz for the grant of visa for Mrs Avantika Jadhav, who wants to meet her son, Kulbhushan Jadhav, however, Mr Aziz has not shown the courtesy even to acknowledge my letter.”
We also have a visa application pending for an Indian national Mrs.Avantika Jadhav who wants to meet her son in Pakistan /5— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) July 10, 2017
I wrote a personal letter to Mr.Sartaj Aziz for the grant of her visa to Pakistan. /7— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) July 10, 2017
However, Mr.Aziz has not shown the courtesy even to acknowledge my letter. /8— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) July 10, 2017
Kulbhushan Jadhav is a death row prisoner in Pakistan who was awarded death sentence by Field General Court Martial (FGMC) for espionage and subversive activities.
However, his execution was halted after India moved International Court of Justice which stopped Pakistan from doing so. Indian plan to link visa approval of Jadhav’s mother with permission for ailing Pakistani nationals to visit India seems to be in flagrant contrast to the generosity it brags about internationally.