Repeated requests from doctors and politicians have yielded no results in obtaining a temporary visa for a man from Pakistan to his sister to enter Canada to donate stem cells, despite numerous letters explaining the urgency of the given situation.
Azeem Ahmed Khan, who entered Canada as a political refugee, is currently suffering from acute myeloid leukemia. In order to survive, his chances are in the hands of a visa-issuing officer in Pakistan and the government are mum in informing the patient.
Politician Peter Julian, New democrat member of Parliament, has written to CHC in Islamabad, but to no avail. “There should be no problem in approving the visa,” he said, which normally take two weeks to process.