Why famous and only Christian news anchor “Sara Alfred” flee from Pakistan
The below article comes from a Christian news source in Pakistan, showing the reaction of Pakistani Christians to recent attacks on the country’s prominent and only Christian news anchor. Sara Alfred, considered a hero in the Pakistani Christian community, fled the country after repeated threats, harassment, and attempted attacks on her and her family. The Pakistani news source reports that members of the Taliban are responsible for the hostility, and calls on Pakistani believers to pray for Alfred’s safety and swift return.
6/24/2014 Pakistan (Christians in Pakistan) – It all started when Sara [Alfred] made a documentary on the occasion of Christmas. She made a documentary on Christians in Pakistan, where she prayed in church and made sign of cross. It was [aired on] at AAJ TV and that was the reason Talibans started to prosecute her and wanted to earn heaven killing or [convert] one more Christian!
But she did not stop [and] kept promoting the Christian community, which was not appreciated by the extremists, after which Sara Alfred was being threatened continuously, followed. Her brother was beaten by unknown [attackers], her’s and her family’s activities were monitored minute to minute, threatening letters from unknown [sources], untraceable phone calls, attack on her car, attack on the channel where she was working and the documentary was on aired (AAJ TV), and most of all abduction of her daughter which actually made her to find protection away from home (Pakistan).
Sara Alfred was continuously [pressured] by extremists to convert to Islam, was given a tough time at her work places, which made her switch different channels thinking she would get saved from the butchers. But nobody helped her, nobody had a solution for her, and she and her family [were] at the risk of death and the only reason was that she was a Christian, a true follower of Christ!
Some unknown gunmen also opened fire at her home at midnight.
They wanted to do the same what they did with Shahbaz Bhatti and hundreds [and] thousands of other Christians in Pakistan.
But God provided her the way, protected her because God is our shelter and prayers of millions of Pakistani Christians helped her survive!
Let’s all pray that God protect her and her family and she comes back on screen soon to glorify the name of God!