'The path to regional peace and stability passes through Afghanistan,' said Pakistani Chief Of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

The number of sectarian attacks decreased by 44% between 2016 and 2017 thanks to the combined efforts of security forces, civil society organisations and clerics.

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.