Terrorism reduced significantly in Pakistan in 2018: Report

Terrorism reduced significantly in Pakistan in 2018: Report

PESHAWAR - Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad (RuF) in settled areas of the country has produced desired results in terms of reduction of terrorism in Pakistan.

Militancy and terrorism are on a continuous decline with 2018 being generally more peaceful as compared to 2017.

According to a report of the Centre for Research and Security Studies (CRSS), except for July 2018, the numbers of fatalities due to terrorism in each month of 2018 were significantly lower than the figure for the same months of the previous year.

“All forms of violence and counter-violence witnessed a significant decline in the number of fatalities this year [2018],” the report said, adding that the drop in fatalities from suicide attacks was marginal in 2018 which remained the biggest source of casualties in the country.

The report read that Balochistan witnessed the most number of fatalities (407), followed by former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), 208, Khyber Pakhtunkwa (K-P) 161 and Sindh (192).

As compared to 2,333 fatalities in 2018, the total number of deaths due to militancy was recorded to be 1,131. This figure is 45% less than the figure 2017. The greatest decline in such incidents was observed in Punjab, where fatalities dropped by 69%, followed by Sindh (57.8%), K-P(16%) and Fata (52.3%).