Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Latest Pakistan News

U.S. Drone Strike Kills 11 In NW Pakistan

Authorities say a U.S. drone strike targeted a Pakistani Taliban compound on July 19, killing 11 militants in a restive northwestern tribal region near the border with Afghanistan. More

Volunteers move an injured policeman to a hospital following a bomb explosion in Peshawar on July 18.

Nine Killed In Pakistan Attacks

Pakistani security officials say militants killed eight members of a government paramilitary force during an early morning raid on a checkpoint at a village in the country's restive northwest. More

Militants Battle Near Pakistan PM's Home

Pakistani security forces clashed with militants during a raid on a house just a few kilometers from the Lahore home of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. More

Pakistani Jets, U.S. Drones Kill Some 50 People In Tribal Areas

Attacks by Pakistani warplanes and a U.S. drone strike have killed at least 50 people in Pakistan's tribal area. More

Pakistan: Key Taliban Leader Arrested

Pakistani security forces claim they have arrested a key commander of the Tehrik-e-Taliban militant (TTP) group. 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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India's New Muscle Man, Narendra Modi

Now that he has completed his transformation from international pariah to prime minister, Narendra Modi is set to flex India's muscles on the world stage.
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Explainer: Why Pakistan Is A Polio Breeding Ground

The number of polio cases worldwide has increased sharply in the past year, with Pakistan the main culprit. Here are four factors contributing to this situation.
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Pakistani Journalist Caught In The Cross Fire

Hamid Mir's reputation as one of Pakistan's most revered -- and loathed -- journalists has come into focus amid a public debate over who riddled his body with bullets.
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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"