Pakistan has seen a surge in terrorist attacks since the Taliban regained power in neighbouring Afghanistan in August 2021. A large proportion of the attacks are carried out by the TTP, the Pakistani Taliban movement, against the security forces. Faced with this new threat, the Pakistani police are taking on a military role. It must now ensure not only the maintenance of law and order, but also protect itself from terrorist attacks. Sonia Ghezali and Shahzaib Wahlah report.