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Latest Pakistan News

Pakistan Bans Airing Of Contraception Ads

Pakistan has banned broadcast advertisements for all contraceptives, including birth control and family planning products. More

The Pakistani passport Mullah Akhtar Mansur carried and used to travel to Iran.

Pakistan Arrests Officials For Helping Ex-Taliban Leader

Pakistani investigators have arrested two officials involved in issuing Pakistani documents to the slain former Taliban leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansur, and his family. More

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (file photo)

Pakistan PM To Have Heart Surgery

Pakistan's prime minister will undergo open-heart surgery next week, his family has announced. More

Council of Islamic Ideology chairman Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani at a press conference in Islamabad, Pakistan on May 26.

Outrage In Pakistan Over Bid To Allow 'Light Beating' Of Wives

A suggestion that men should be allowed to "lightly beat" their wives from an Islamic religious body was met with outrage in Pakistan on May 27. More

Russia, Pakistan, Others Block UN Access For Press Freedom Group

Russia, Pakistan, and Azerbaijan were among a group of countries that blocked giving United Nations accreditation to the media freedom watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists. 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.
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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"