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Dozens Dead In Pakistan Bus Crash

Dozens of people have been killed after a passenger bus heading to Karachi collided with a truck in southern Pakistan. More

Prominent Pakistani TV Host Survives Gun Attack

Police say unknown gunmen on motorbikes opened fire at a prominent Pakistani journalist in the southern port city of Karachi. More

UNICEF Staff Kidnapped In Pakistan

Police in Pakistan say gunmen have kidnapped two local employees of the United Nations' Children's Fund, UNICEF, in the southern city of Karachi. More

Local lawmakers accused the Education Department of giving "false information," citing data that shows that 385 schools remain closed in the region, including 295 schools for girls.

Girls Schools Closed In NW Pakistan

Questions over the closure of girls' schools in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province sparked angry debate in the region's parliament. More

Fire Breaks Out At Pakistani Weapons Depot

A fire broke out at a military weapons depot overnight on April 18 in Pakistan's Khyber district near the border with Afghanistan. More

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Interview: 'We Were Tackling The Symptoms Of The Disease'

In her new book, "The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014," "New York Times" journalist Carlotta Gall lays bare the extent of Pakistan's involvement in Afghanistan, accusing Islamabad of cynically driving the violence there and writing that "Pakistan, not Afghanistan, has been the true enemy."

Afghans Criticize Government’s Handling Of International Norouz Event

The Afghan government has angered many Afghans by ditching a plan to hold an international Norouz festival in a multimillion-dollar castle specifically built for the event.

Popular Twitter Hashtag Mocks Pakistan's Imran Khan

Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has come under criticism amid deadly militant attacks and faltering peace talks between the government and the Pakistani Taliban, a policy he has strongly backed. Now, people are using Twitter to blame Khan for just about everything through a trending hashtag: #BlameItOnImran.
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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.

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