Fire at Radio Pakistan

The Radio Pakistan, Karachi had been of great interest being the first radio station founded by the Government of Pakistan back in 1948. I remember doing a post on it some while ago.

The superstition of fire breaking in the city on Sundays is becoming somehow true when a fire broke out at the Radio Pakistan, MA Jinnah Road yesterday with no casualities reported but reports of the years old furniture being damaged. However the centuries old records were fortunately not harmed.


“A table and chair set that was reportedly used by the first prime minister of Pakistan and two pianos that are supposed to have been used to compose Pakistan’s national anthem are feared burnt among the property destroyed.”
The fire destroyed assets worth millions.

Credit: Daily Times

6 Comments so far

  1. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on October 29th, 2007 @ 3:32 pm

    What is the reason for so many fire incidents in Karachi??


  2. HASSAN' (unregistered) on October 29th, 2007 @ 4:14 pm

    So the real assets burnt

  3. Zee (unregistered) on October 29th, 2007 @ 9:34 pm

    Probably the insurance issue and burning the files would also hide corruption evidence.

  4. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on October 29th, 2007 @ 11:44 pm

    Unaiza, I am not so sure about the details regarding the chair used by the first PM of Pakistan. But there surely was a report in Dawn about a chair used by the famous Patras Bokhari that was said to have been destroyed in the fire.

  5. wasiq (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 3:06 am

    relevent to those with a beacon….

    kabil ay sad ahteram issm ay ba musaama gustapo jee you hurt my body and soul i cannot go on any more tell me where and when do i have to eat the crab soup and do i get to bring my own flavored magi noddles…i hate their chow mein….!

    look at her now the golden days are over…
    once she was a one in a million
    now she is…..

  6. Raskolnikof (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 9:38 pm

    Pakistan meiN arson/arsonry kay kyaa qawaaneen haiN? Yeh Karachi mein pehli baar nahiN ho rahaa. Guzashta chand mahinoN mein kayi baar iss tarah ki aag lagi hai, aur inn sab waaqi’aat meiN bahut mumaasilat hai.

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