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Pakistan Seeks Help In Diploma Scam

Pakistan says it will seek international assistance in an investigation into a Karachi-based firm accused of earning millions of dollars a year by selling fake academic degrees. More

Pakistan Cuts Interest Rates To 42-Year Low

Pakistan's central bank has slashed its benchmark interest rate to a 42-year low, hoping to stimulate economic growth as inflation slows. More

Air Strikes Hit Militants In Pakistan

Pakistani intelligence officials say air strikes killed at least 15 suspected militants on May 21. More

At Least 13 Militants Killed In Pakistan Air Strikes

Pakistan's military says at least 13 militants have been killed when its jets targeted five militant hideouts in the northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan. More

Pakistani Imam Jailed For Hate Speech

A Pakistani antiterrorism court has jailed a prayer leader for five years in prison for making a speech against the Shi’ite minority. More

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Features & Commentary

Afghan Unity Government Split On Intelligence-Sharing Deal

A controversial security deal with Pakistan has exposed deep divisions in Afghanistan's unity government.

Afghan Intelligence Deal With Pakistan Sparks Uproar

The Afghan government is fending off a storm of criticism after it signed a security deal with Pakistan, which many Afghans accuse of supporting the Taliban.

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"