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Latest Pakistan News

Pakistan's Military Refutes Sharif Denial On Crisis Mediation

Pakistan's military has refuted a statement from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in which the government leader denied asking the army to mediate in the country's political crisis. More

Taliban Frees Pakistani Academic

Pakistani security officials say a prominent academic held hostage for four years by the Pakistan Taliban has been rescued. More

Pakistan Protest Leaders Agree To Talks

The leaders of separate mass protests in Islamabad, Tahir ul-Qadri and Imran Khan, have agreed on August 28 to negotiate with the army in a bid to resolve the country's political crisis within 24 hours. More

Pakistan Protest Cleric Says No More Talks

A Pakistani cleric who is leading mass protests demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation says he has "shut the door" on further negotiations with the government. More

Pakistani PM Defiant As Protests Continue

Pakistan's embattled prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, said he will not step down despite persistent protests by demonstrators demanding his resignation. More

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Features & Commentary

Interview: Malala Day Celebrates Children's Education

Radio Free Afghanistan marks the July 14 celebration of 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai and her life mission with an interview with this tireless champion of girls' education.

Pakistani Singer Joins Growing List Of Slain Female Artists

A popular female singer has been shot dead in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. The killing is the latest in a string of attacks against female artists in the conservative province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, where the performing arts are widely considered to be un-Islamic.
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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"