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Latest Pakistan News

Bomb Kills Three In Quetta, Pakistan

Police in Pakistan say at least three people have been killed and 32 wounded by a bomb that exploded in the volatile southwestern city of Quetta. More

Thousands Attend Funeral Of Slain Pakistani Sufi Singer

Thousands of mourners thronged the streets of Karachi on June 23 to attend the funeral of one of Pakistan’s best-known Sufi musicians -- Amjad Sabri -- who was gunned down a day earlier in what police have called an act of terrorism. More

SCO Leaders Meeting In Tashkent

Presidents of member states and countries with the status of observers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) were in Uzbekistan's capital, Tashkent, on June 23 for the start of a two-day summit. More

Kremlin: SCO To Discuss Afghanistan At Summit

Russia says the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will discuss a "very tense situation" in Afghanistan when the grouping holds its summit in Uzbekistan this week. More

Pakistani qawwali singer Amjad Sabri was traveling by car on June 22 when he was shot several times by unknown assailants on a motorcycle.

Famous Sufi Singer Killed In Pakistan

Prominent Pakistani singer Amjad Sabri has been shot dead in Karachi in what police consider an act of terrorism. Hard-line Islamic groups such as the Taliban reject Sufi traditions as heretical and have targeted Sufis in past attacks. More

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Features & Commentary

Orlando Massacre: Bizarre Trail Of Online Rants Posted By Suspect's Immigrant Father

The mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, has left U.S. authorities poring over possible clues to explain the motives of the gunman, Omar Mateen. Some of the earliest clues as to his possible motives came from an unlikely source: the suspect's Afghan-born father.
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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.
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About RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal

www.mashaalradio.com/

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"