Christian Television Station set on fire in Pakistan

Christian Television Station set on fire in Pakistan

A group of masked men set fire to Christian Television Channel Gawahi TV in Pakistani port city of Karachi overnight. The attackers fled as the building collapsed due to the fire. According to employees, the arson attack occurred at 2.30am (local time). The fire destroyed entire complex including studios, computers, Bibles and cable network equipment.

Christian TV set on fire in KarachiGawahi television was established in February 2013 in a joint collaboration between Catholic and Protestant communities, to “spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Pakistan. The channel which reportedly had 12 million viewers was under constant threat by Muslim radicals.

Gawahi TV studios was located in South District of Karachi, an area which had a large Christian population but is surrounded by Muslim majority.

The station management had denounced past threats and despite many requests, police and authorities did not provide the necessary security. Some members of the Catholic Church, including several priests, visited the scene of the fire, expressing disappointment at what happened.

Fr. John Arif, of the Diocese of Karachi, said:

“It was disheartening to see the entire building and all equipment burned. The channel was set up to communicate the word of God. There have been threats and now the matter is under investigation. We hope to soon see the channel on air again. We pray for peace and tolerance.”

Dr. Nazir S Bhatti, President of Pakistan Christian Congress PCC also condemned the attack and demanded arrest of culprits involved in the incident.

“It is surprising that Pakistani Electronic media owned by Muslims have again not bothered to cover setting on fire incident of Gawahi TV when minor issues are taken as breaking news by it” said Nazir Bhatti.

Rabwah Times

Rabwah Times

Rabwah Times Pakistan
Rabwah Times



Leave a Reply

5 thoughts on “Christian Television Station set on fire in Pakistan

  1. If these ignoramus knew Islam or the teachings of Islam they wouldn’t do such stupid but heinous acts against minorities or for that matter against anyone no matter which faction they belonged to.
    Milititry must take stern action against these perpetrators. A few days ago similar bigots torched an Ahmadi owned chip board factory followed by an attack on an Ahmadi Muslims Mosque, now the Christian TV station what would it be tomorrow?
    Authorities are incapable of controlling the mullahs therefore, Army must react and react speedily to stop this sort of occurances ever.

  2. Last week a factory owned by an Ahmadi Muslim and a mosque was set ablaze and now the Christian church. Last year in a gruesome incident a Christian couple were thrashed and burnt alive by a group of angry Muslims in Pakistani Punjab province for allegedly desecrating the Quran. The Ahmadiyya Muslim community has been a victim of a constant extreme persecution, destruction and killings.
    The clergy (mullahs) and the so called “real Muslims” pay no heed to the Quranic verse(2:257) “there is no compulsion in religion”.
    The silent majority wake up and stop submitting to the mullahs and the fanatics. I wonder which is worse, the brutality of the oppressors or the silence of the good people

  3. All over the world what Mullah’s are doing in the name of Islam are not the real teachings of Islam. Islam teaches us tolerance, patience and peace. Not burning, persecuting or hating any other religion. These heinous activities of Mullah’s all over the world should strongly be condemned and protected. No one has any right to hurt any one.

  4. The act of setting on fire The Christian Gawahi TV Station is terrorism and highly condemned. Meanings of Islam is peace and Muslim is peaceful. Islam respect all religions with tolerance.As a Muslim one has to believe in all the prophets and all the holy books sent by God Almighty. The Governments of Pakistan and Government of Sindh are requested to conduct an impartial inquiry, arrest the culprits who did the act of blasphemy, get them exemplary punishment from ATC and compensate the losses suffered by TV.