St. Denys School Fire: Christian sources blame Islamic militants, Pakistani media short circuit
04 Nov 2009
Muree, Pakistan: November 3, 2009. (PCP) The news of fire in St. Denys High School Muree and Girls Hostel spread among Pakistani Christians
throughout country in minutes on afternoon of November 3, 2009. Hundreds of mobile messages were circulated by Christians in Muree to different organizations that Islamic outfits in Pakistan have burnt down St. Denys School and same was forwarded to PCP by one very reliable source.
Muree is famous hill station and summer home of government officials and wealthy Muslims situated some 30 miles from capital city of Pakistan Islamabad.
The Church of Pakistan and Catholic Church have famous educational centers, health centers and retreat places in Muree over a century.
The St. Denys High School and Girls Hostel were running under supervision of Mr. and Mrs. Solomon from years.
Sources close to PCP in Islamabad informed that Christians in Muree are under fear and no one is ready to talk on issue of burning of St. Denys School.. Meanwhile, SLMP confirmed from Lahore that St. Denys School is destroyed by fire and fact finding team is heading to Muree.
The Pakistani electronic and print media was silent on fire incident till 5;00 PM but later one news outlet said that fire was due to short circuit on second floor of School which have been spreading in nearby homes and fire brigade is trying to control fire.