Quetta: Pakistan's Mysterious City With Ties to Taliban

Quetta: Pakistan's Mysterious City With Ties to Taliban Quetta, capital of volatile Balochistan province, is considered a censored city, around 1,300 kilometers southwest of Islamabad, Pakistan. The alleged presence of the Afghan Taliban Shura, or advisory council, and a simmering Baloch insurgency shrouds the city of 2 million people in mystery. The death of the Afghan Taliban's reclusive leader Mullah Omar brought Quetta again into the media limelight. Afghan government officials, some Taliban communiques and media reports have claimed that Taliban leaders were holding a series of strategy meetings in Quetta. Local reporters can hardly report on Taliban activities in Quetta. Foreign journalists are not welcome. A foreign correspondent would need a No Objection Certificate (NOC), burea...
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