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Latest Pakistan News

Chinese President Ends Pakistan Visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping has concluded a two-day visit to Pakistan after signing accords worth some $46 billion to set up an economic corridor linking the two countries. More

WATCH: The Pakistani capital, Islamabad, prepared a warm welcome for Chinese President Xi Jinping. The roads around the city were filled with flags, posters proclaiming Chinese-Pakistani friendship, and portraits of Pakistani leaders with President Xi. (RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal)

Video Chinese President Visits Pakistan

Pakistani state media says talks focusing on multibillion-dollar investment deals are under way between Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Islamabad. More

A policeman stands guard next to giant portraits of Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ahead of Xi's visit to Islamabad.

Chinese President Visits Pakistan

Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Pakistan for a visit to boost economic ties. More

A Pakistani police officer inspects a vehicle in which a woman identified as a U.S. national was shot in Karachi on April 16.

U.S. Woman Shot In Karachi By 'IS'

Gunmen claiming to be Islamic militants have shot and wounded an American woman in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, leaving leaflets that named her and said she was targeted because she was from the United States. More

Key Haqqani Leader Killed In Pakistan

Government and Taliban sources say that a key commander in the Taliban-linked Haqqani network has been killed in a clash with security forces in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal area. 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"