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Reporting from Afghanistan’s War-Zone

The head of PACT Radio, John Butt, recently spoke to ABC about the difficulties local journalists face reporting from the border areas. He told ABC, “PACT Radio works mainly in the border areas. We don’t take a party approach to looking at issues; we take a people-oriented type of approach, …

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Post PACT Radio Pursuits

PACT Radio aims to train journalists to look at the live issues faced by people in the cross border regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Its success in doing so lies in the hard work and dedication of its staff members, who even after their time with PACT continue applying the …

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Reduced Turban Wearing Among Pashtoons

The centuries old tradition of wearing the Pashtoon turban, once a sign of prestige and honour has recently fallen into decline. This has been seen not only visibly, with the turban often being left out of every day dress, but also in the markets, where business for the turban was …

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Transmission Issues for Da Saba Storay Radio

Live programmes for Da Saba Storay Radio have recently halted following the collapse of the tower, which houses the antenna from where programmes are transmitted. The tower collapsed overnight on Tuesday the 20th of March, following a powerful storm in Jalalabad over the previous three days. Further damage was also …

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A Mother’s Role Against Polio

In Pakistan, particularly Swat, the tribal areas and Baluchistan, there is a need for concentrated efforts in order to help immunise children against polio. Health officials have warned that if the on-going polio vaccination campaign is not successful, then it may become increasing difficult to contain the spread of the …

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Madrassah Education for Girls

During the recent violence in Swat valley, the education sector was the worst-hit, depriving thousands of children from access to education. Girls schooling was highly targeted and according to one estimate almost 70 per cent of the schools bombed by militants in Swat were for girls. Efforts are being made …

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Da Saba Storay Radio launch

The first thing I am asked about Da Saba Storay Radio – by non-Afghans of course – is what does it mean? The short answer is: it means Morning Star Radio. But there is a longer answer. In Afghanistan, before all the wars started – though the warning signs were …

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Khyber’s musicians in hiding

Hanif Afridi, 30, looks at first glance like an ordinary Peshawar taxi driver – in fact there is more to him than meets the eye. While sitting with him in his yellow cab, he played one of his songs, Meena Rakawa ow ma la meena rakawa (give me love), on …

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