Thursday, May 28, 2015

Latest Pakistan News

Pakistan Hangs Three For Hijacking

Pakistan has executed three Baluch separatists convicted of hijacking a plane in 1998 in an attempt to force Islamabad to halt nuclear tests in their region. More

Pakistan Arrests 'Fake Degree' Chief

Pakistani investigators on May 27 arrested the head of a firm accused of running a global fake degree company and conducted fresh raids at the firm's Karachi headquarters, where they said they discovered thousands of blank diplomas. More

Al-Qaeda Operative Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Kill Americans Overseas

A "high-level" operative of Al-Qaeda who fought against U.S. military forces in Iraq and Afghanistan pleaded guilty on May 26 to conspiring to kill Americans overseas. More

'Militants Killed' In Karachi Raids

A Pakistani military official says two raids by security forces in the port city of Karachi have killed seven militants. More


Video Pakistan's President Son Escapes Blast

Police say the son of Pakistan's president has escaped a roadside bomb attack unharmed after the blast killed three people and wounded 15. More

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Features & Commentary

Afghan Unity Government Split On Intelligence-Sharing Deal

A controversial security deal with Pakistan has exposed deep divisions in Afghanistan's unity government.

Afghan Intelligence Deal With Pakistan Sparks Uproar

The Afghan government is fending off a storm of criticism after it signed a security deal with Pakistan, which many Afghans accuse of supporting the Taliban.

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"