External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said since POK is an integral part of India, the Pakistani national, who lives in Rawalakot in POK, will not require a letter from Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's advisor on foreign affairs, and that India will grant him a medical visa.
The case was brought to Swaraj's notice after a series of tweets from Saadik and several Twitter users from the two countries.
In an emphatic tweet this morning, the External Affairs Minister, tweeted the below, reversing the requirement of any letter for a PoK resident, whom she considers as an integral part of the Indian territory, forcefully occupied by Pakistan. "We are giving him (24-yr-old in PoK for medical emergency) visa".
Sushma Swaraj, who came across the news about the plight of an ailing 24-year-old student from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir hoping he could travel to New Delhi to treat a tumour in his liver, made a decision to help. But the Pakistan Foreign Affairs Ministry had turned down the family's plea for a letter from Aziz to the Indian High Commission.
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She criticised Aziz saying he had "not shown the courtesy to acknowledge" her letter on a visa for the mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian sentenced to death in Pakistan.
However, her Tuesday's tweet suggests India's reaction to Pakistan's move to declare Gilgit-Baltistan in PoK as a new province.
On July 10, Sushma Swaraj had set a pre-condition for granting the medical visa to Pakistani nationals. He wants a medical emergency visa to India. "I see no reason why should he hesitate to give his recommendation for nationals of his own country".