January 19, 2018
ISLAMABAD – The Ministry of Interior has shut down Pushto language Radio Mashaal on the recommendation of ISI for being against the interests of Pakistan.
A ministry notification said Radio Mashaal was an offshoot of Radio Free Europe (RFE) and its activities were in line with “hostile intelligence agency’s agenda.”
The notification outlines the following as the reasons:
The notification said that “in light of ISI’s recommendations, the Competent Authority has directed to close the office of Radio Mashaal immediately and necessary action be initiated against it under intimation to this Ministry.”
Pakistan Observer, December 20, 2016