Govt to give Visa to PoK resident Osama Ali for medical treatment

Govt to give Visa to PoK resident Osama Ali for medical treatment


New Delhi: The Government of India has decided to issue Visa to 24-year-old Osama Ali, a resident of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), who wants to travel to Delhi for treatment. Making an announcement to this effect, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also asserted today that PoK is an "integral part" of India and the visa will be given to the ailing youth even as the Pakistan Prime Minister's Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaz Aziz has not written the mandatory letter. "PoK is an integral part of India. Pakistan has illegally occupied it. We are giving him visa. No letter required," Ms Swaraj said in a tweet. Media reports said, diagnosed with a tumour in the liver, Rawalakot resident Osama Ali has been advised to come to Delhi for treatment in a private hospital at Saket. Ali's journey to Indian became doubtful as Mr Aziz did not write the mandatory letter to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. Sources said in general, India has been generous with visas to Pakistani patients seeking treatment in India.

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