Pakistanis cannot go to Kuwait from now on, Islamabad among 5 countries facing visa ban
The Kuwaiti government has told would-be migrants from the five banned nations, which are Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran, to not apply for visas.
Barely a week after US President Donald Trump announced ban on 7 countries, Kuwait on Thursday suspended the issuance of visas for nationals of 5 Muslim-majority countries, including Pakistan.
The Kuwaiti government has told would-be migrants from the five banned nations, which are Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran, to not apply for visas, as it is worried about the possible migration of radical Islamic terrorists, Sputnik International reported.
In United State, Trump's executive order has denied refugees from all over the world to enter the nation for 120 days while all immigration from so-called "countries with terrorism concerns" will be suspended for 90 days. The countries included in the US ban are Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.
Kuwait was the only nation to prohibit the entry of Syrian nationals prior to Trump's executive action. Kuwait City previously issued a suspension of visas for all Syrians in 2011.
As a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council(GCC), Kuwait has become embroiled in escalated tensions between the GCC and Iran. Washington has been a guarantor of GCC security since the early 1990s, according to a Congressional Research Service brief.
According to IANS report, observers pointed out that most of the nations on Trump's list have substantial Muslim populations and are experiencing some form of economic or military conflict.