Thursday, October 08, 2015

Latest Pakistan News

Death Sentence For Pakistani Killer

Pakistan's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for the killer of a politician who sought to reform blasphemy laws. More

Four Indian Soldiers, Three Militants Killed In Kashmir Clashes

Four Indian army soldiers and three militants were killed in separate clashes in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, police said October 5. More

Pakistan Jails Former Leader Of Banned Group

A Pakistani antiterrorism court has sentenced the former leader of a banned party to six months in jail for hate speech. More

Anti-Taliban Leader Killed In Pakistan

A pro-government tribal elder was killed when a roadside bomb hit his vehicle in Pakistan's restive northwest. More

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj

India Rejects Pakistani Kashmir Peace Plan

India has rejected a four-point peace plan for Kashmir proposed by Pakistan but said talks among officials of both countries on terrorism that collapsed in August should be revived. More

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Features & Commentary

Photogallery Afghan Refugees Flee -- This Time From Pakistan

Afghan refugees are on the run from the safe haven they sought in Pakistan. Tens of thousands have returned in recent months, amid claims of intimidation, extortion, and arbitrary detentions.

New Walls Rise After Iron Curtain’s Fall

The idea of erecting barriers to keep undesirables at bay did not crumble with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Iron Curtain.

IMU Declares It Is Now Part Of The Islamic State

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) is not only allied to the Islamic State (IS) group, it now considers itself part of it.

Mullah Mansur, The Afghan Taliban's New Leader

The Afghan Taliban has a new leader, one who appears pragmatic and moderate compared to Mullah Mohammad Omar, the near-mythical figure he replaces.

Can A Dead Mullah Omar Kill Taliban Peace Talks?

The Afghan government says Taliban leader Mullah Omar's absence will pave the way toward peace. But skeptics counter that his death could in fact complicate the peace process.
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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"