Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Latest Pakistan News

FBI: Texas Muhammad Shooter Was Would-Be Jihadi

The U.S. government extensively investigated a gunman who opened fire at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas, and prosecuted him in 2010 for lying about his intent to wage jihad in Somalia, authorities said May 4. More

Pakistan Strikes Kill 44 Militants

Pakistan's military has said that at least 44 militants were killed in the latest air strikes in the country's lawless tribal areas bordering Afghanistan. More

Pakistani PM In Rare Visit To Restive Tribal Areas

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made a rare visit to the country's restive tribal areas where he commended the army for reestablishing order. More

Former Interior Minister Of Pakistan Survives Suicide Bombing

A Pakistani police officer was killed and two others wounded on April 30 when a suicide bomber attacked the convoy of a senior politician in the restive northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. More

Malala Yousafzai, who is now 17, was awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

10 Jailed For 2012 Malala Attack

A Pakistani court has announced life sentences for 10 people convicted of involvement in the 2012 shooting of teenage activist Malala Yousafzai. More

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Features & Commentary

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"