Thursday, August 28, 2014

Latest Pakistan News

Pakistan's Protest Leaders Agree To Negotiate With Army On Crisis

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

New Pakistani Polio Campaign Launched

Pakistan has launched a new campaign to vaccinate more than 700,000 children in its volatile tribal regions against polio. More

Pakistani opposition cleric Mohammad Tahir ul-Qadri addresses his supporters outside the parliament building in Islamabad on August 21.

Qadri 'Ready To Die' If Sharif Won't Go

A Pakistani cleric who is leading an antigovernment protest in Islamabad says he is prepared to die if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif does not resign within 48 hours. 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"