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Pak visa row: Congress takes a dig at Kher

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"If the #posterboyof "tolerant" India is so keen to go to Pak his friend PM Modi can surely talk to his drop by friend Nawaz & facilitate it?, Mr. Tewari tweeted.

Taking a dig at Anupam Kher over visa issue, the Congress on Wednesday said if the “poster boy” of “tolerant” India is so keen to go Pakistan, then Prime Minister Narendra Modi can talk to his “friend” Nawaz Sharif to facilitate the visit.

“If the #posterboyof “tolerant” India is so keen to go to Pak his friend PM Modi can surely talk to his drop by friend Nawaz & facilitate it?, Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said in a tweet.

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh also questioned the uproar by Mr. Kher over the denial of visa, asking if it is not mandatory for an individual to file for a visa application.

“Anupam Kher has himself confessed that he hasn’t filed an application in Pakistan Embassy. Then Arnab (Goswami) and Anupam what is the fuss about?(sic), Mr. Singh tweeted.

> Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit had called up Mr. Kher on Tuesday after the > actor said he was denied visa to attend the Karachi Literary Festival while 17 others were issued the travel document.

Mr. Basit today tweeted, “@AnupamPkher you are always welcome Sir. You are a great artiste; we respect and admire you.”

Replying to Mr. Basit, Mr. Kher said, “Thank you Mr. @abasitpak1 for your call & offering me visa to visit Karachi. I appreciate it. Unfortunately i’ve given away those dates now.”

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