Pakistan among top three countries of the World in largest terrorism reduction, reveals global Index

Pakistan among top three countries of the World in largest terrorism reduction, reveals global Index
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ISLAMABAD – On a global index, Pakistan recorded third-largest reduction of 912 deaths from terrorism I'm 2018, behind Iraq (6,466) and Nigeria (5,950) vis-à-vis statistics in 2014.

The National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) on Sunday presented its annual report on law and order situation for the year 2018 to Prime Minister Imran Khan.

According to the report, as many as 2061 people had lost their lives in terrorism incidents in 2010, while only 584 people died in 2018 in terrorism-related incidents.

On a global index, Pakistan recorded third-largest reduction of 912 deaths, behind Iraq (6,466) and Nigeria (5,950) vis-à-vis statistics in 2014.

The report further stated that Balochistan was the only province where number of fatalities increased from 218 (2017) to 288 (2018) i.e. a 24 percent increase, while Sindh had the largest reduction in number of fatalities during 2018, with graph showing quantum reduction from 99 (2017) to 10 (2018) i.e. a 90 percent decrease; the other significant reductions include Punjab 75 percent, ICT 50 percent and AJ&K 67 percent.

“Fatalities from terrorism decreased by 22.6 percent from 2017 to 2018; there were 517 deaths in 2018. Balochistan (288) headed the fatalities list, overtaking erstwhile FATA,” the report added.

“In 2018, terrorist attacks in Balochistan killed 1.26 people per attack, compared to 0.65 people per attack during 2017. In KP, terrorist attacks killed 0.83 people per attack in 2018, compared to 0.68 people per attack in 2017.

The lethality of terrorist attacks – in terms of people killed per attack – decline for tribal districts (erstwhile FATA) from 1.04 person per attack in 2017 to 0.57 person per attack in 2018, Punjab (1.76 in 2017, to 0.83 in 2018) and Sindh (1.86 in 2017, to 0.66 in 2018).”

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