Thursday, May 07, 2015

Latest Pakistan News

Pakistan's Military Accuses India Of 'Whipping Up Terrorism'

Pakistan’s military has accused India’s main intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), of “whipping up terrorism in Pakistan.” More

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Opens First Solar Power Plant

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has inaugurated the country's first solar power plant -- the latest results of increasingly close cooperation with China and a step toward Sharif's election campaign promises to end crippling electricity cuts. More

Pakistani's Execution Suspended Over Age

A Pakistani judge has issued a court order to temporarily suspend the execution of a man whose lawyers say was 14 when he was charged with murder. More

FBI: Texas Muhammad Shooter Was Would-Be Jihadi

The U.S. government extensively investigated a gunman who opened fire at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas, and prosecuted him in 2010 for lying about his intent to wage jihad in Somalia, authorities said May 4. More

Pakistan Strikes Kill 44 Militants

Pakistan's military has said that at least 44 militants were killed in the latest air strikes in the country's lawless tribal areas bordering Afghanistan. More

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Features & Commentary

Despite Rights Gains, Pakistan's Transgender Community Still Under Attack

A vicious attack on members of Pakistan's much-maligned transgender community shows they still face regular violence despite attaining more civil rights in recent years.

Pakistan Faces Tough Choices Over Yemen Intervention

Fierce debate is raging in Pakistan over whether the country should take military action in Yemen as part of a Saudi Arabia-led coalition.

Video Pakistan Tightens Control Of SIM Cards To Tackle Terrorism

In a massive undertaking intended to thwart terrorist activities, Pakistani authorities are fingerprinting every mobile-phone owner in the country.

Pakistan Uses 'Iron Fist' In Polio Fight

Defying threats by the Taliban and protests by anti-vaccine parents, Pakistani authorities are taking the gloves off in the fight to eradicate polio.

Flocking Home Amid Claims Of Intimidation, Harassment

Tens of thousands of Afghan refugees have returned home from Pakistan in recent months, but it is far from a storybook ending. Many say they were harassed and intimidated into leaving and say conditions are not right for their return to Afghanistan.
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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"