PAK-7 TV Programs Bridge Religious Divide in Pakistan

Image courtesy of PAK-7.

Pakistan is the fifth-most dangerous place in the world to follow Christ, according to Open Doors. Although believers face opposition in nearly every realm of society, they can see tiny glimmers of hope, too.

For example, Pakistan will not allow religious programming on its mainstream cable TV network. However, as described here, there are at least 10 Christian options available on private TV channels. Over two million people “tune in” to watch sermons and worship services; most viewers live in the eastern Punjab province.

One group wants its programming to reach a wider audience. PAK-7 hopes to foster awareness and positive change on a national level. “We’re trying to create opportunities for people to encounter Christians and to encounter God through our programs,” CEO Andrew Hart says.

“Television has a great role to play in supporting the Christians of Pakistan, but also in helping the wider society to learn about Christians and what [they] believe.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

CALL TO ACTION

  • Ask the Lord to move mightily in Pakistan, transforming hearts and lives.
  • Pray for understanding and openness as Pakistanis learn about their Christian neighbors through PAK-7 programs.

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