In tribal areas, it provides an alternative to hard-line clerics with a medley of local news, talk shows, and music.
Residents of Peshawar, the main city outside militants' stronghold in the tribal areas, are forming armed patrols to defend their villages – sometimes with official backing.
A tenuous cease-fire has halted Taliban-Army fighting, as negotiations for a permanent deal continue.
The move came shortly after a Taliban group in the nearby Bajur region declared a unilateral cease-fire.
Militants signed a cease-fire with provincial authorities Monday after they agreed to impose sharia.
The special representative launched his three-day visit in Pakistan Tuesday with an aim to 'listen and learn,' but also to urge the US ally to eliminate its militant havens.
The Army launched fresh operations this week, following mounting pressure to retake the onetime tourist idyll now controlled by ultraconservative militants.
City officials fear Pakistan's commercial capital could be paralyzed if militants become more unified.