Daesh in Pakistan: An Evolving Militant Landscape

Machh attack in Balochistan, whose responsibility was claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), once again underscored the fact that the war against terrorism in Pakistan, is far from over.

Threats posed by the presence of ISIS in Pakistan calls for State’s attention towards re-assessing its security and counter-terrorism policies.

There exists a looming danger that banned terrorist outfits can re-group themselves into ISIS for reasserting as a formidable force with a global outreach.

Pakistan army and other security institutions have been fighting deadly terrorist outfits for years and have rendered uncountable sacrifices in their quest to restore peace and stability in Pakistan.

If prompt actions are not taken to check the expansion of ISIS, the outcome can jeopardize the successes achieved by security institutions so far. Read More…

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