In Muslim dominated Pakistan, a Christian Radio and TV Network is in the making.
Organisation: Archdiocese of Karachi
Network Name: Good News TV, Radio FM77
Possible contact person: Father Arthur Charles, director of the Catechetical Centre Karachi (CCK)
Early May, the Catechetical Centre, Karachi called for volunteers and workers, and a number of actors, actresses and singers were invited to offer their services. Also, the call went out for production staff from radio presenters to writers and program directors and cameramen.
Programming will include drama.
The organisation believes that the station will make a valuable contribution to employment of, and programming directed to, Pakistani Youth.
Meanwhile, Pakistan's Information and Broadcasting Minister Muhammad Ali Durrani said on May 22 said that media was essential in keeping the public informed about the government’s day-to-day running, accountable to the public and imperative for a true democracy. He was addressing a 32-member student delegation from the Mass Communication Department of Islamia University, Bahawalpur. A new Christian broadcaster reflects the government's transparent policy, which is a clear break from previous regimes.