NEW YORK, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 28th Jan, 2017 ) : Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani education activist and the youngest recipient of Nobel Peace Prize, has said that she was "heart-broken" by President Donald Trump's executive order calling for new vetting measures for immigrants and refugees, entering the United States, "I am heartbroken that today President Trump is closing the door on children, mothers and fathers fleeing violence and war," Ms.
Yousafzai was quoted as saying by CNN. "I am heartbroken that America is turning its back on a proud history of welcoming refugees and immigrants - the people who helped build your country, ready to work hard in exchange for a fair chance at a new life." Ms. Yousafzai, 19, issued the statement at about the same time that Trump announced his latest executive orders, including one that reportedly will suspend the U.S. refugee programme for 120 days.
The order also bar - all persons from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen from entering the United States for 30 days. Ma. Yousafzai specifically addressed some of those countries in her statement. The young Pakistani activist, who now lives in Britain, has been campaigning for education rights across the globe and won the Nobel prize in 2014. "I am heartbroken that Syrian refugee children, who have suffered through six years of war by no fault of their own, are singled out for discrimination," Ms.
Yousafzai said. "I am heartbroken for girls like my friend Zaynab, who fled wars in three countries - Somalia, Yemen and Egypt - before she was even 17. Two years ago she received a visa to come to the United States. She learned English, graduated high school and is now in college studying to be a human rights lawyer. She said: "In this time of uncertainty and unrest around the world, I ask President Trump not to turn his back on the world's most defenseless children and families."