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Latest Pakistan News

Report Says Worldwide Religious Freedom Deteriorates

The latest report by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says religious freedom across the world deteriorated in 2015. More

A Turksh F-16 C Blok-40 fighter jet

U.S. Won't Give Pakistan Loans For F-16s

The United States has halted financial aid to Pakistan to help purchase U.S. F-16 fighter jets after members of the U.S. Congress objected. More

Pakistan responded to U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's vow to free a doctor who helped find Osama bin Laden.

Pakistan Slams Trump's 'Ignorant' Bin Laden Comments

Pakistan has accused U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump of being "ignorant" for demanding the release of a doctor who was jailed for helping the CIA hunt down Osama bin Laden in 2011. More

Death Toll From Poisoned Sweets In Pakistan Rises To 33

The number of people killed in a central Pakistani city after eating poisoned baked goods has risen to 33. More

CIA Chief Says Islamic State Will Be Challenge For Many Years

CIA Director John Brennan says the Islamic State (IS) group in a phenomenon that will "challenge us" for a long time as he marked the five-year anniversary of the killing Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. More

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Features & Commentary

Nawaz Sharif: Pakistan's Unlikely Reformer

One of Pakistan's most conservative politicians, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has become an unlikely torch-bearer for reform in the deeply religiously conservative country.

Saudi Arabia's 'Islamic' Coalition: Spin Or Substance?

In December, Saudi Arabia announced the formation of a new military alliance of Islamic countries to fight terrorism. Months later, questions remain about the makeup and motives of the 34-country coalition.

Pakistani Director Talks About Battle To End 'Honor Killings'

The first Oscar-winner in Pakistan's history is back in the Hollywood limelight this weekend as Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's unflinching new documentary about honor killings, A Girl In The River: The Price Of Forgiveness, competes for an Academy Award.
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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"