ISLAMABAD The entourage of visiting Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Soeren Pind also included two journalists who were blacklisted by the Government of Pakistan and forced out of the country with the direction that they should not be granted visas in future. Sources in the Federal Government informed TheNation that Ms Puk Damsgard Anderson and Ms Semi Jan, both Danish journalists, were blacklisted by the Ministry of Interior and after cancellation of their visas, they were previously deported in May and June last respectively. It was clearly mentioned in the letter that both the ladies were blacklisted permanently and all the departments including Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other concerned departments were duly intimated in this connection. Sources further informed that Government had bowed to the demand of Danish Government that both these ladies should be removed from the list of persons blacklisted by the Government of Pakistan for their clandestine and dubious activities considered detrimental to the national interests. It was further informed that the names of both the ladies were deleted from the list on the direction of Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik and following this, the Pakistan Embassy in Denmark had issued visit visas to both these ladies who had the history of several years stay in Pakistan both as journalist and social worker. It is pertinent to mention here that Semi Jan is Danish national having Pakistan background and Ministry of Interior had serious allegations against both these ladies and after having solid evidence against both these ladies, they were blacklisted and deported from the country. Now both these ladies were part of the entourage of Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Soeren Pind, who, according to a source in the Government, had played a vital role in deletion of their names from negative list barred from visiting Pakistan. When contacted neither the spokesman of Ministry of Interior was available nor the Interior Minister took his cell phone when contacted by TheNation for his comments.