Donald Trump announces visa policy for Pakistanis

Donald Trump announces visa policy for Pakistanis

US President Donald Trump has indicated that citizens from Pakistan will have to go through an "extreme vetting" process to get visa for the US.

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In his first interview to a television channel since he took the charge as the US president , Trump said he was going to sign an order placing a ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries entering the US on Wednesday but it was delayed, apparently because of a huge public backlash.

Trump also spoke on a wide range of subjects, from Obama care to immigration and war on terror.

When asked to name the countries whose citizens would not enter the US, the president said: "You'll be hearing about it in two hours because I have a whole list. You'll be very thrilled."

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He said he was focusing on the people who came "with evil intentions. I don't want that. They're Islamic State militant group. They're coming under false pretence. I don't want that."

When asked why Afghanistan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were not on the ban list, 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."

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Asked if this was the Muslim ban that he had talked about during the election campaign, he said: "It's not the Muslim ban. But it's countries that have tremendous terror.... and it's countries that people are going to come in and cause us tremendous problems."

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