President Trump’s announcement of extreme vetting of visa applications of Pakistanis is discriminatory
The U.S. President stated this in an interview last night.
Another order will block visas being issued to anyone from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified. In a recent interview, President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, said that 'It's going to be very hard to come in' for immigrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia, countries which did not make the list of the seven whose immigrants were banned by Trump. Trump said, “We’re going to have extreme vetting in all cases. And I mean extreme. And we're not letting people in if we think there's even a little chance of some problem". "We are excluding certain countries. But for other countries we're going to have extreme vetting. It's going to be very hard to come in. Right now it's very easy to come in. It's going to be very, very hard. I don't want terror in this country," he added.
Host: Waqas Saleem
Co-Host: Muhammad Sheraz
Analysts on Phone;
Mushtaq Ahmed Mehar- Former Ambassador
Trump is going to take steps to restrict foreigner’s entry in America. However, the people with valid visas and documents and with lawful purposes will be allowed to enter USA. Our young people need not worry about it. If they are with right credentials, they will be permitted to go there. Most of the western countries imposed restrictions on Pakistan in 1990’s and especially after Afghan war. However, many Pakistanis found the ways to reach those countries. Bona fide travellers with genuine passports will be welcomed in USA. Muslims are a huge civilizational group and cannot be boycotted completely.
Dr. Sarfaraz Ahmed- IR Expert
Donald Trump has played on American nationalism. He argued that other countries are responsible for whatever is happening in America. He has come up with certain actions, .e.g., construction of wall of Mexico border, visa restrictions, and ban on few countries. These actions will create ill will about America. It will isolate America and harm its relations with other countries. Clash of civilizations is an ideology, which is based on racism. Actions by president elect Trump are going to strengthen this idea. The idea that Islam and Christianity are rival ideologies will be further strengthened. Plenty of American oppose these actions of Donald Trump. Let’s hope that sanity will prevail and these ideas are restricted.