Tuesday, February 09, 2016


Latest Pakistan News

A U.S. witness says he worked with Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

U.S. Witness Says He Worked With Pakistanis On Mumbai Attack

An American convicted for his role in the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks that killed 166 people told an Indian court that he attended training camps run by alleged masterminds in Pakistan and communicated with intelligence officers in that country. More

Czechs Paid Ransom For Women Kidnapped In Pakistan

Media reports claim the Czech government paid a $6 million ransom to kidnappers to secure the release last year of two Czech women abducted in Pakistan. More

Three Polio Workers Killed In Afghanistan

Afghan officials say three health workers involved in vaccinating Afghan children against polio have been killed in the eastern Kunar Province. More

Deadly Blast In Pakistan's Balochistan

A bomb blast has rocked southwestern Pakistan, killing at least seven people and wounding 35. More

Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah

Nations To Seek Direct Talks With Taliban

Representatives from four nations involved in talks aimed at ending the violence in Afghanistan have agreed to continue to push for direct peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government by the end of the month. More

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Features & Commentary

Profile: Bacha Khan, Pakistan's 'Frontier Gandhi' 

A deadly extremist attack on northwest Pakistan's Bacha Khan University contrasts starkly with the nonviolent methods employed by the Pashtun activist for whom the university is named.
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Pakistani Extremists Remember 2015 Violence In Graphic Detail

The Pakistani Taliban has marked the end of the Western calendar year by publishing a glossy new report highlighting the extremist group's deadliest activities in 2015.
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About RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal

www.mashaalradio.com/

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"