ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that the United States’ policies under the new administration of President Donald Trump will affect international unity against terrorism.
Speaking to newsmen here on Monday, he said President Donald Trump on Friday put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred travellers from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries, saying the moves would help protect Americans from terrorist attacks. “The new US visa policy will not affect terrorists, rather it will increase the woes of people affected from terrorism,” Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar said, while it will harm the international unity and harmony among world fraternity against terrorism.
“There are around 1.5 billion Muslims around the world and all of them cannot be blamed for the misdeeds of a few hundreds,” he said, adding that linking terrorism to Islam was tantamount to negating struggle against this menace. Top White House official on Sunday suggested that more countries like Pakistan could be added to the ban list of seven Muslim countries that already include Libya, Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Meanwhile, he said that Jamaat-ud-Dawa has been under observation since 2010 and details over possible action against it would be let out. Nisar said that the banned outfit was designated a terrorist organisation by the United States (US) years ago and has been ‘under observation’ in Pakistan since 2010. Jamaat-ud-Dawa has been listed as banned outfit in resolution of Security Council of the United Nations (UN) and every state is required to take action, Nisar said. He added that Pakistan is going to take an action against the outfit now which was pending.