Some 1,400 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras will be installed at all six entry and exit points of Quetta, as well as in other important locations throughout the city.

The elite commandos are responsible for quickly responding to terrorist attacks, hostage situations and other emergencies.

Information from arrested militants has helped point security forces to arms caches hidden by fleeing terrorists.

TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah 'is worse than Khawarij' and has done more harm to Islam than non-Muslims have, TNSM chief Sufi Muhammad said in an interview after his recent release from jail.

The local government is encouraging investors with discounts on electricity, land acquisition and other incentives.

Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the area in early January and expressed satisfaction over the security situation and development efforts.

Of 473 militants arrested in KP in 2017, 58 had at least two years of university education.

'These secure vehicles will enhance the operational capability of the police force,' an official said.

With an improved security situation, economic growth in county is speeding up, say observers.

Russia is selling the Taliban advanced weaponry, including laser-scoped sniper rifles, local officials say.