Through the string of attacks the TTP has communicated that it’s not yet finished. There will be more violence in the future to weaken the Pakistani establishment. To safeguard against such threats, Islamabad must reassess its threat perspectives. Its strategy must comprise focusing on the epicentre of terror. Pakistan must purge its political and military establishments of militant sympathisers. It must factor in terrorist groups, like al Qaeda and TTP, in their threat assessments and fill in the capacity gaps of their critical security institutions. This will help devising calibrated counter-terror responses against terrorists.