Friday, February 27, 2015

Latest Pakistan News

Pakistan Warns India About Cross-Border Firing

Pakistan's army chief has warned India about provocations along the Line of Control that separates the two countries, saying Pakistan would respond to such violations. More

Pakistani Parents Detained For Refusing Child Polio Vaccination

At least 18 people have been detained in northwestern Pakistan for refusing to allow their children to receive polio vaccinations. More

Documents From Bin Laden Raid Read At U.S. Terror Trial

Declassified Al-Qaeda documents obtained after the 2011 raid of Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound have been presented at the U.S. trial of a suspect charged in a British terrorism plot. More

Anzila Semeul cries while sitting with her daughter in front of their home after it was lit on fire by a mob two days earlier, in Badami Bagh, Lahore, in March 2013.

AI Blasts 'Shameful' Response To Rights Abuses

Amnesty International (AI) says 2014 was a catastrophic year for millions caught up in violence, and condemned what it called a "shameful and ineffective" global response to conflict and abuses by governments and armed groups. More

Militants, Soldier Killed In Pakistan

Pakistan's military said five militants and a soldier were killed in an exchange of fire between the government troops and Islamic extremists in a restive tribal region near the Afghan border on February 20. More

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Features & Commentary

Pakistani Firm Slams Czech Rugby For 'Desecrating Allah'

The Czech rugby association has unwittingly raised hackles in Pakistan after being accused of disrespectfully using the word "Allah" for the national team's logo.
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About RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal

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"