India issued visas to a Pakistani family on humanitarian grounds. Photo: iStock

After an appeal on Twitter, India will allow a Pakistani baby to enter the country for medical treatment.

The baby’s father, Ken Sid, asked Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on social media last week to allow his three-month-old son into the country for heart treatment, and the Indian High Commission in Islamabad on Friday issued visas to the ailing infant and his family.

Sid tweeted: “He does not even know what is happening between India and Pakistan.”

Swaraj responded:

No. The child will not suffer. Pls contact Indian High Commission in Pakistan. We will give the medical visa.

After receiving the visas, Ken tweeted:

Due to a lack of medical facilities, Pakistanis frequently travel to India for medical treatment.

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