Pakistan's military says it will build a base in southwestern Baluchistan province, near the country's largest gas field damaged earlier this month in rocket attacks by tribesmen.
An army officer, Colonel Mazhar Masood, made the announcement during a special briefing on Wednesday in Sui where the government allotted 135 hectares for the project.
The attacks killed eight people, damaged the main pipeline, and disrupted natural gas supplies to thousands of consumers across the country.
A tribal-based group said it targeted the gas facilities to protest the alleged gang rape of a local woman doctor by security staff at the complex.
President Pervez Musharraf warned the rebels that they will not know what hit them if the government decides to respond to their attacks.