Quetta is the capital of Baluchistan province where IS group has claimed several attacks in recent years. IS has regional affiliates in both Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan. The regional presence of IS is a serious security concern for Pakistan.
The establishment and law enforcement authorities are working towards strict and tight security measures to prevent IS threat brimming at Pakistan’s borders. Also, Pakistan desires a peaceful political settlement in Afghanistan and an assurance that Afghan soil will not be used as a haven for militants like the IS.
Btw ISIS-Khorasan Province (Sponsored by india along with US to create unrest in Pakistan specially in KPK and Balochistan) is behind these attacks back in when Ghani collaborated with india to launch them against Pakistan it has a headquarters in Kerala India they have attacked https://t.co/apkrUfQKRu
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Pakistan’s counter-terrorism efforts to control Baluchistan’s volatile situation
Baluchistan is also the scene of a low-level insurgency by Baluch separatist groups, which have also targeted non-Baluch laborers. However, unlike IS, they have no history of attacks on the minority Shiite community. The insurgency movements in Baluchistan along with terrorist attacks on people and properties have enabled Pakistan’s counter-terrorism units to become proactive. As Baluchistan is a province filled with ample resources and has the Gwadar Port, safeguarding security in the province to ensure economic prosperity is a vital concern of Pakistan’s counter-terrorism units.