So what is this new fad of jet black terrorists in TFTA Pakistan?
The Pakistanis can be very funny without them realizing they are so. In that respect, they do inherit the gene of some Arab tribes further proving that they are descendants of West Asia and have nothing to do with Bharat! The 'jet black terrorists' is one such.
I see this as an attempt to target IMU & ETIM on the demands of China. It appears from the wording that this initiative is by the PA. The raising of a 1500 strong force 'trained by the Army' is a pointer. Obviously, the 10,000 strong Army unit for CPEC is inadequate and probably each province will have its own Army unit as well to protect CPEC investments.
The incidents quoted in the report attributed to the 'jet-black terrorists' as well as the timing are strange. PNS Mehran attack, cited by the Sind's CTD, was in c. 2011, Karachi Airport attack in c. 2014 & Saffora Goth bus attack in c. 2015. Strangely, there is no mention of the latest Sehwan attack (Feb. 2017) which was the one owned up by the IS !
Obviously, there was no Da'esh in c. 2011 when PNS Mehran was attacked. It was carried out by the one-eyed former commando of SSG, Ilyas Kashmiri's Brigade 313, a part of HuJI which was a prominent member of the 'bad Taliban' - a delinquent 'Self-attacking' immune system. Within a few days of PNS Mehran, the noted journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, who had close contacts with Ilyas Kashmiri, was assassinated by the ISI and soon thereafter, Ilyas Kashmiri was killed by a CIA drone.
Karachi Airport Attack was by Jama'at-ut-Ahrar, a faction of TTP. It had dubious allegiance to both IS & Al Qaeda. It was at this stage that the PA created AQIS (Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent) to prevent cadres from pro-sarkari jihadi tanzeems from joining the IS.
However, it was the Saffora Goth bus attack that is of interest here for the following reason, but it was masked in the report cited above by mentioning PNS Mehran & Karachi as well in the sme breath.
Saffora Goth was conducted by the Jandullah ('Army of Allah') group, which is based in Karachi
and the credit was claimed by Da'esh through its Amaq agency. Jandullah was created by KSM and later led by Tahir Yuldashev of Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU). Upon his death, Hakeemullah Mehsud became the Emir. Its goals until Hakeeemullah's death in c. 2013 were to target US & Western interests within Pakistan. Initially, it was formed by Uzbeks and Chechens in South Waziristan. Jandullah also attracts Jama'at-e-Islami (JI) cadres. Jandullah now owes allegiance to IS. Its Emir was recently reported killed by the Rangers. This is where China comes into picture, IMO. IMU is a member of Jandullah. It is the IMU that is the strongest backer of ETIM within the Taliban group. They have given them refuge and training. The IMU cadres are also most vicious. Within Pakistan, it is the takfiri/salafist Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) that provides logistics, men, material and funding to Da'esh. The tactically brilliant PA/ISI pushed LeJ into Balochistan as a ‘first line force’ to fight Baloch separatism after the 'missing persons' case assumed prominence in c.2011. As a result, the notorious Emir of LeJ, Malik Ishaqu, was freed from jail around that time and possibly a modus operandi was struck between PA/ISI/Punjab Police and LeJ for the influx and operation of LeJ cadres in Balochistan. The LeJ therefore got entrenched in Balochistan and adjoining Sind areas and facilitated the Da'esh as well.
Until recently, Pakistan was denying the presence of Da'esh in Pakistan, especially in Karachi, though the Saffora Goth incident was claimed by IS (the first such claim within Pakistan) and IS pamphlets were strewn at the site. The sudden acknowledgement and raising of a big force quickly comes from Chinese pressure as CPEC takes more shape, IMO.
IMO, events henceforth in the Chinese province of Pakistan have to be also seen in that light.