LONDON: The United Kingdom Home Office has released report over security situation in Pakistan.
UK Home Office declared Pakistan as a country where the state of security has significantly improved in 2018 as compared to previous years.
The Home Office report on Pakistan’s situation, praised determination of security forces, especially Pakistan Army, saying that the military-led operations against militants were successful and the overall security situation improved compared to previous years.
The report has been based on Home Office’s own assessment as well as information gathered from media and various country reports.
Between 2014 and 2017, the total number of violence-related fatalities declined by over 73%, from 7,655 fatalities in 2014 to 2,057 in 2017; the number of fatalities in the first 3 quarters of 2018 (930) compared to the same period in 2017 (1,585) decreased by 41%, said the report.
The western provinces bordering Afghanistan, Balochistan and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), remained the areas where most militant and sectarian violence (suicide attacks and targeted killings) occurred, with Sindh (outside of Karachi), and Punjab experiencing the least, said the report.