The tragic demise of many innocent people in the suicide attack in Quetta raises questions over the performance of the security agencies. In the prevailing situation, citizens live in fear.

Similar patterns of attacks in Balochistan show the failure of security forces. Thousands of people have already lost their lives. I appeal to law enforcement agencies to ensure every terrorist is put to justice. The government should devise a plan to counter terrorism. It must cooperate with the military in doing so. Anti-terrorism courts should take up the responsibility of combating terrorism. If such measures are taken, our country can become a safe haven.

SHAYHAK NAZIR,

Turbat, August 15.