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This website takes its inspiration from Gandhara, an ancient region comprising parts of today's Afghanistan and Pakistan. RFE/RL Gandhara provides its audiences with reporting by Radio Free Afghanistan, locally called Radio Azadi, which boasts one of the largest correspondent networks in the country, and Radio Mashaal correspondents across Pakistan. Through its features, expanded news stories, and interviews, Gandhara provides incisive analysis and in-depth coverage of security, political, social, economic, diplomatic, and human rights issues in the two countries. Subject to our editorial review, Gandhara also provides commentaries and analyses by experts in Afghan, Pakistani, and regional affairs.

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