WASHINGTON: The visa issue of Pakistani exchange student Muhammad Shahzaib Bajwa has been resolved, according to his brother, Express News reported on Thursday.
His brother, Shahraiz Bajwa, also said that the insurance company will pay the medical bills and Shahzaib will be treated in the US.
Shahraiz stated that Shahzaib’s health has improved and he is showing signs of recovery.
Shahzaib, 20, was spending a semester in an exchange programme at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, studying anthropology and sociology.
On November 13, 2013, he and his friends were driving back to the university from Minneapolis when their car struck a deer, his brother Shahraiz had said.
What was meant to be an academic semester abroad through a State Department-backed exchange programme has turned into a complex journey through US insurance, medical and visa regulations for the family from Faisalabad.
The brother had earlier said that the insurance company was pressing the family to sign off on returning Shahzaib to Pakistan once his visa runs out at the end of the month, threatening not to pay evacuation costs if the family refuses.
“My mother is not going to sign because that would be like killing her son with her own hand,” the brother had stated.