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How Taliban’s sweep in Afghanistan changed Pakistan’s security priorities

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Islamabad’s recent outreach to Baloch separatist groups is part of its policy to subdue the national security threat emanating from another side–the Afghan border.

The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan is likely to cause a significant shift in geopolitics and security situation in Pakistan, where the law enforcement have been confronting two internal security threats — the Pakistani Taliban in its tribal areas and Baloch separatist groups in its Balochistan province. 

Security experts and Baloch political activists believe that the Taliban, as the new ruling group in Afghanistan, will clamp down on the Baloch insurgent groups by shutting down sanctuaries in Kandahar province, forcing them to find new hideouts, most likely, in Iran’s neighbouring…

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