Now you can point to other countries that have similar problems, like Pakistan and others. Perhaps, we need to take it further. But for now, immediate steps, pulling the band-aid off, is to do further vetting for people travelling in and out of those countries,” the White House official added.

Presently, visitors from Afghanistan and Pakistan are subject to extreme vetting in the United States, as per Mr Trump’s executive order. United States is home to thousands of Pakistani-Americans and Pakistani permanent residents.