Reacting on the news that US President Donald Trump administration may impose visa restrictions on Pakistan, Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has favoured the move by saying that it will help Pakistanis develop their own country.

“It is being heard that Pakistanis may face US visa restriction. I pray that Trump also stops visas for Pakistanis as I believe that it will help us develop our own country. Besides, we will also give him (Trump) Iran-like response… (not allowing Americans here in Pakistan),” Imran said while addressing a party rally in Sahiwal.

Earlier in the day, the Trump’s administration has acknowledged putting Pakistan into the controversial immigration ban list. As confirmed by White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, the ban, which restricts refugees, migrants and green-card holders from seven Muslim-dominated nations, could extend to Pakistan in the near future.

Seven nations are already on this ban list – Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, and Libya.

He said, “The seven countries included in the ban list were identified by both the Congress and Obama administration as the most nations with dangerous terrorism taking place in their country,” in an interview given to American Media.

He further said, “Now the countries with the same problems, like Pakistan and others, would be considered. But we need to consider it further. But as of now, pulling the band-aid off, is to do further vetting for people travelling in and out of those countries.”