Thursday, October 23, 2014

Latest Pakistan News

Eight Shi'a Killed In SW Pakistan

Gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying members of the Shi'ite Muslim community in the southwestern province of Balochistan, killing eight of them and wounding one. More

Three Wounded In Attack On Polio Team In Pakistan

Three people have been injured when a remote-controlled bomb targeted a polio team in northwestern Pakistan. More

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Receives U.S. Liberty Medal

Malala Yousafzai, the child rights activist and youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, received the U.S. Liberty Medal October 22 and pledged her $100,000 award to education in her homeland Pakistan. More

Pakistani Taliban Spokesman Fired

The Pakistani Taliban have announced the dismissal of the militant group's spokesman Shahidullah Shahid. More

Pakistan Pulls TV Channel Off Air

Pakistan's media regulation authority says it has taken a television news channel off the air for 15 days for "maligning" the country's judiciary. More

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Features & Commentary

Interview: Indian Peace Prize Laureate Looks To Join Forces With Malala

No child should have to grow up amid fear and war, according to Kailash Satyarthi, and the Indian Nobel Peace Prize laureate is looking to join forces with co-winner Malala Yousafzai to ensure that none have to.

Militants In Afghanistan, Pakistan Claiming Allegiance To IS

Is the Islamic State extremist group expanding to Afghanistan and Pakistan? The possibility is growing as some militants in the region are pledging allegiance to the organization's leadership.
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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"