Lahore, July 29 : Following threats from "intolerant elements" propped up by the previous government, the Gilani government has ensured safety for the management and staff of two national dailies - Daily Times and Daily Aaj Kal.
Federal Information Minister Sherry Rehman said that it was the responsibility of the government to protect and support the two newspapers, reported the Daily Times.
She said that Daily Times and Aaj Kal Editor-in-Chief Najam Sethi understands that intolerance resulted from wrong policies of the previous government.
She hoped that in future the papers would not succumb to the threats of 'intolerant elements'.
About Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's first visit to the US, Sherry said that the visit was aimed at strengthening people-to-people contact between the two countries. Pakistan would not allow its soil to be used for terrorist activities. She added that similarly no foreign country could be allowed to strike inside Pakistan.