The Pakistani province of Baluchistan on the border with Afghanistan, has re-emerged as a Taliban sanctuary, according to the US military.
That has made it a potential target for Nato forces in the region.
But, in an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera, Nawab Aslam Raisani, Baluchistan's chief minister has warned that any US attacks on his soil could seriously backfire.
Al Jazeera's Kamal Hyder reports from the border town of Quetta in Pakistan.
Source: Al Jazeera