Saturday, July 23, 2016

Latest Pakistan News

Pakistan Leader's Party Wins In Kashmir

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ruling party has won local elections in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. More

The high-profile death of Pakistani social-media celebrity Qandeel Baloch has given legislators fresh impetus to tackle the issue of "honor killings."

Pakistan Moves To Stop 'Honor Killings'

A joint committee from both houses of Pakistan's parliament has unanimously backed legislation against so-called honor killings in a rekindled effort to end a practice that is blamed for hundreds of young women's deaths every year in the predominantly Muslim country. More

The assailant attacked passengers on a German train with an ax and knife, injuring five people, two of them critically.

Reports: Germany Train Attacker Was Pakistani, Not Afghan

German media have reported that the 17-year-old asylum seeker who was shot dead by police after attacking passengers with an ax and knife on a train in southern Germany was not Afghan but in fact Pakistani. More

A Pakistani court ordered a freeze on the assets of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in a treason case against him.

Pakistan Court Orders Freeze On Musharraf Assets In Treason Case

A special court trying former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason ordered a freeze on his bank accounts and confiscation of his property, his attorneys said on July 19. More

Pakistani Military Rescues Kidnapped Son Of Top Judge

The Pakistani Army and paramilitary troops have rescued the kidnapped son on a top judge in a predawn raid in the country's restive northwest, the army said on July 19. More

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Features & Commentary

Video Protesters Demand Afghan Government Action Against Acid Attacks On Women

Dozens of young Afghans have protested in the capital and demanded government action to end the plague of acid attacks on women in Afghanistan's conservative, male-dominated society.

Orlando Massacre: Bizarre Trail Of Online Rants Posted By Suspect's Immigrant Father

The mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, has left U.S. authorities poring over possible clues to explain the motives of the gunman, Omar Mateen. Some of the earliest clues as to his possible motives came from an unlikely source: the suspect's Afghan-born father.
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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"