Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Pakistani supporters of opposition politician Imran Khan gather during an antigovernment protest in front of parliament in Islamabad on August 20.

Pakistan Government, Protesters Talk

Pakistani government ministers and opposition politicians have met with representatives of the protesters who are surrounding administration buildings in the capital, Islamabad. More

Pakistani Envoy Defends Meeting With Kashmiris

Pakistan's ambassador to India has defended his recent talks with Kashmiri separatists, saying the only way to find a lasting peace is to include them in the dialogue. More

Supporters of opposition cleric Tahirul Qadri listen to him speaking during protests in Islamabad on August 19.

Attempt To Blockade Pakistani Parliament

A leader of a mass protest outside of Pakistan's parliament has called upon his followers to blockade the building as lawmakers inside were meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to discuss the country's political crisis. More

Pakistani Cleric Tells Protesters To Blockade Parliament

A leader of a protest outside Pakistan’s parliament on August 20 called for his followers to blockade the building as lawmakers began talks on the country’s political crisis with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. More

Pakistan Army Urges Dialogue

Pakistan's army is urging the government and opposition leaders to resolve a brewing political crisis through dialogue, as thousands of antigovernment protesters reached the parliament in Islamabad. 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.

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

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"