Saturday, April 30, 2016


Latest Pakistan News

Young Man Arrested In Karachi For Brutal 'Honor' Killing

Police in Pakistan have arrested a man in Karachi on charges of slitting his sister’s throat and letting her bleed to death -- the latest so-called "honor killing" in the country. More

U.S. Returns Ancient Buddhist Art Looted From Pakistan's Swat Valley

An ancient stone sculpture of Buddha's footprints that was looted from the Swat Valley and smuggled into the United States has been returned to the government of Pakistan. More

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

Taliban Denies Peace Talks On Agenda

The Qatar-based political office of Afghanistan’s Taliban has rejected media reports that a Taliban delegation sent to Pakistan is exploring the possibility of joining peace talks with the Afghan government. More

Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry met with his Indian counterpart in New Delhi on April 26. (file photo)

India, Pakistan Resume Dialogue

India has urged Pakistan to make "early and visible" progress in prosecuting militants responsible for an attack on an Indian air base as the two sides resumed talks on April 26. More

More Deaths From Tainted Pakistan Sweets

Authorities in central Pakistan say that at least 26 people have died, and dozens of others have been hospitalized, after eating sweets that were tainted with pesticides. More

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Features & Commentary

Nawaz Sharif: Pakistan's Unlikely Reformer

One of Pakistan's most conservative politicians, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has become an unlikely torch-bearer for reform in the deeply religiously conservative country.
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Saudi Arabia's 'Islamic' Coalition: Spin Or Substance?

In December, Saudi Arabia announced the formation of a new military alliance of Islamic countries to fight terrorism. Months later, questions remain about the makeup and motives of the 34-country coalition.
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Pakistani Director Talks About Battle To End 'Honor Killings'

The first Oscar-winner in Pakistan's history is back in the Hollywood limelight this weekend as Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's unflinching new documentary about honor killings, A Girl In The River: The Price Of Forgiveness, competes for an Academy Award.
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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"