Terrorists Caught.

According to a new statement by the Punjab Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), 12 alleged terrorists belonging to the militant outfits of Al-Qaeda and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were caught and are now awaiting further investigation. Given that these individuals were found supporting equipment needed for explosives and suicide jackets, the case seems pretty straightforward. This is the kind of policing that we need, especially at a time when the country has been experiencing heightened terrorism. Our focus now should be on expanding and streamlining such canvassing procedures along with resolving the underlying issues that contribute to terrorist attacks.

The Punjab CTD primarily arrested these terrorists from within the province but if we were to take a close look at the trajectory of terrorist attacks within the last few months, our attention would be redirected to areas like KP and Balochistan. These two provinces have especially been more vulnerable to extremist attacks for a multitude of reasons including a lack of development and political instability all add to the grievances of people who choose to react through violent means. The police forces in both provinces have been...

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