Khaleej times now reports that the ban has infact been in place since 2011 for the 5 countries and it is not something new as reported by media outlets. The Kuwait government had put a restriction on visit, trade, tourism and spouse visa as well which is still being continued.
According to Khaleej Times the ban on 5 Muslim nations was due to the on-going terrorism and security issues in the countries. With a number of Pakistanis being part of Kuwait’s workforce, the news was then met with harsh negativity.
Earlier on today in a report by Geo TV, it was stated that the Kuwaiti visa ban for Pakistani was declared to be baseless by the Pakistani Ambassador to Kuwait, Ghulam Dastagir.