Tuesday, September 02, 2014


Latest Pakistan News

Antigovernment protesters run after police personnel during the Revolution March in Islamabad on September 1.

Pakistani Protesters Are 'Terrorists'

Pakistan's interior minister has asked lawmakers to give police "clear guidance" to treat violent antigovernment protesters in Islamabad as "intruders and terrorists," saying the demonstrators have attempted a "rebellion against the state." More

U.S. Urges Restraint In Pakistani Protests

The United States has called for restraint in the Pakistani political crisis and urged protesters not to resort to violence in its antigovernment demonstrations. More

WATCH: Protesters clash with police in the Pakistani capital

Video Pakistan's Sharif Meets Army Chief

Reports say Pakistan's prime minister met with the army chief after protesters seeking his ouster stormed the headquarters of state television. More

Imran Khan addresses supporters outside the parliament building in Islamabad on August 28.

Khan Vows To Continue Protests

At least 175 people have been injured in clashes between police and protesters in the Pakistani capital. More

Pakistan's Military Refutes Sharif Denial On Crisis Mediation

Pakistan's military has refuted a statement from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in which the government leader denied asking the army to mediate in the country's political crisis. More

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Features & Commentary

Interview: Malala Day Celebrates Children's Education

Radio Free Afghanistan marks the July 14 celebration of 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai and her life mission with an interview with this tireless champion of girls' education.
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Pakistani Singer Joins Growing List Of Slain Female Artists

A popular female singer has been shot dead in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. The killing is the latest in a string of attacks against female artists in the conservative province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, where the performing arts are widely considered to be un-Islamic.
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About RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal

www.mashaalradio.com/

Radio Mashaal was launched in January 2010 in order to counter a growing number of Islamic extremist radio stations in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the border with Afghanistan.
 

"Gandhara" - New Website


An ancient region comprising parts of today's Afghanistan and Pakistan inspires the "Gandhara" page, which provides foreign-policy audiences with reporting, analysis, and commentary direct from Radio Mashaal's local correspondents in Afghanistan and Pakistan with the aim of promoting peace. Go to "Gandhara"