Remnants of the fire at the offices of Gawahi Television in Karachi on Tuesday. Danish Peter
KARACHI, Pakistan — Fire gutted a Christian cable TV channel and completely destroyed the station's computers and broadcasting equipment, it's manager said.
The blaze broke out Tuesday at the offices of Gawahi Television in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city that boasts a sizable Catholic population."By the time I got to the office the fire was blazing and the police had to call the fire brigade to extinguish the fire before it spread," the station's owner Pastor Sarfraz William told NBC News on Friday. "All our equipment, our cameras and computers have been destroyed, there's nothing left."
Danish Peter, the station's 25-year-old director, said that the building's security cameras and footage were missing and its locks had been broken. He believes they were stolen before the fire broke out.
"The burning was later, the looting came first," he said.
Staff and family members at the scene of the fire at the offices of of Gawahi Television in Karachi, which broke out on Tuesday. Danish Peter
Gawahi Television is an inter-denominational station with 15 employees: 12 Christians and three Muslims. It provides "24 hours of gospel programming, with six hours of fresh gospel airtime, and the rest are repeats, songs and services," according to Peter.
The channel was preparing its Christmas programming when the fire broke out but no one was hurt. Gawahi has launched an official complaint with the police.
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Oh no! their equipment, computers and cameras were destroyed while preparing for Christmas. This is the handiwork of devil, i pray this TV Station will overcome this and there shall be speedy restoration in Jesus name Amen A- Topmost Tree Unique Comment