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JCTV Chairman receives death threats; police reluctant to register FIR

Pastor Javed Rauf
Pastor Javed Rauf – Chairman JCTV

Chairman JCTV, Ps. Javed Rauf has received death threats on his mobile phone from an unknown caller.

According to details, the pastor first received a call on his PTCL number. After that the chain of threats continued on his mobile phone number. The caller threatened to kill the Chairman if he did not stop his activities.

Rauf filed an application for registration of First Investigation Report with the Liaqatabad Police Station, Lahore who failed to register the FIR even after 15 days of filing of the application.

In the application, Rauf requested the police to provide him security against those threatening to kill him.

JCTV is a Lahore based Christian channel that aims to proclaim the Gospel of Lord Jesus Christ and the belief of Christian faith through the use of electronic media.

JCTV’s sole purpose is to equip believers through Christian television broadcast in Pakistan, and wherever Urdu recognising individuals dwell.

Previously, talking to Christians in Pakistan, Javed Rauf had said, “It seems very difficult and sometimes impossible to preach in the place where there is no supporting environment for Christianity. I experienced that it is the most daring decision to preach in the place like Islamic Republic of Pakistan.”

There have been numerous cases of Muslim extremists threatening Christian missionaries and evangelists in Pakistan. Some have gone to the length of harming Christians physically and financially.

By the end of last year, one of Pakistan’s largest Christian TV channels, Gawahi TV’s office was set on fire by unknown men which caused a huge financial loss for the channel administration.