Gautam Gambhir helps 6-year-old Pakistani girl get medical visa
New Delhi : Gautam Gambhir's intervention worked in his favour as a Pakistan girl has been granted a medical visa for her treatment.
In a letter to Gautam Gambhir, External Affairs minister S Jaishankar communicated that the Centre has decided to grant a medical visa to Omaima Ali and her parents.
On October 1, Gambhir had placed a written request to Centre asking for medical visas to the Pakistani nationals.
"I have asked our High Commission in Islamabad to issue appropriate visas to Omaima Ali and her parents," Mr Jaishankar wrote in a letter to Mr Gambhir.
Speaking to ANI here, the East Delhi MP said that he had received a phone call from Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Yousuf requesting a visa for the girl who had earlier undergone treatment at a hospital in Noida and needed open-heart surgery.
"Yousuf said the girl had undergone treatment at hospital in Noida and she required an open-heart surgery. So she desperately needed a visa because she needed to undergo the surgery as soon as possible," Mr Gambhir told ANI.
"I am really thankful that he accepted the request and granted the visa. She is going to cross the Attari border by road," he added.