Fire breaking out at a blast site in Quetta, Balochistan, in Pakistan on April 21. The Pakistani Taliban says it is behind the deadly blast in the car park of Serena Hotel. Photo: Xinhua Fire breaking out at a blast site in Quetta, Balochistan, in Pakistan on April 21. The Pakistani Taliban says it is behind the deadly blast in the car park of Serena Hotel. Photo: Xinhua
Fire breaking out at a blast site in Quetta, Balochistan, in Pakistan on April 21. The Pakistani Taliban says it is behind the deadly blast in the car park of Serena Hotel. Photo: Xinhua
Abdul Basit
Opinion

Opinion

Abdul Basit

Afghan retreat: why Pakistan must not agree to a US military base in Balochistan

  • A US base will be deeply unpopular in Pakistan and stress ties with its neighbours. Critically, it will produce a new generation of militants in Pakistan

Fire breaking out at a blast site in Quetta, Balochistan, in Pakistan on April 21. The Pakistani Taliban says it is behind the deadly blast in the car park of Serena Hotel. Photo: Xinhua Fire breaking out at a blast site in Quetta, Balochistan, in Pakistan on April 21. The Pakistani Taliban says it is behind the deadly blast in the car park of Serena Hotel. Photo: Xinhua
Fire breaking out at a blast site in Quetta, Balochistan, in Pakistan on April 21. The Pakistani Taliban says it is behind the deadly blast in the car park of Serena Hotel. Photo: Xinhua
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Abdul Basit

Abdul Basit

Abdul Basit is an associate research fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore.