New Delhi: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) issued a stern warning to US President Donald Trump and Trump Administration against including his country in the list of travel ban nations.
Bhutto said this move will create a “host of hostilities” between the two countries. Bhutto’s remarks came as the White House is seeking to expand the list of seven Muslim-majority countries whose citizens have been barred from entering the US.
“As far as the ban is concerned, I believe it only has detrimental effects on the countries it has included and if that is extended to Pakistan it will create a whole host of hostilities,” Bilawal Bhutto told a Washington audience on Monday reported a leading news portal.
Bilawal Bhutto said this while responding to a question on whether Pakistan can be included in a list of nations as per an executive order signed by US President Donald Trump last week.
Bilawal added including Pakistan in such a list “would also be a very negative indicator that the United States is turning away from those very ideals that it stood for.” He further added, “I hope that this is not the new normal.”
The leader also termed the Muslim ban an “extremely controversial decision”.
“For my generation as a progressive Muslim in the world it is really discouraging to see countries responding to the fear of the other in such a way. We have learned through history that this is not the way to deal with such issues,” he said.