Security – Quetta / Balochistan summary

The government of Balochistan has no specific refugee related security policies for refugees in urban settlements. The security protocols are the same as for Pakistani citizens.

Due to the frequent security incidents in Quetta, there are 21 police stations in Quetta city, compared with just one each in Chaman, Dalbandin, Killa Saifullah, Muslim Bagh, Loralai and Pishin districts. The police stations are responsible for maintaining order within the respective cities / town limits.

Although a traditional watchmen system exists in the local communities, it is not practised strictly in either Pakistani or Afghan communities. The security situation in Quetta in particular would benefit from the creation of a coherent and organised security structure.