ISLAMABAD: Incidents of terrorism have decreased in Pakistan over the years as against the peak of 2061 terror acts in the year 2010, 785 incidents occurred in 2016 and 426 incidents so far this year.
According to official figures of National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA), terrorist attacks decreased by 31 percent in Pakistan in the year 2016 as 785 incidents took place as compared to 1139 attacks of terrorism in the year 2015.
According to National Coordinator National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) Ihsan Ghani, US country report on terrorist attacks showed that deaths from terrorist attacks in 2016 were down by 12.14 percent in Pakistan as 955 people died that year while 1087 citizens lost lives in 2015.
ecause of success in Karachi operation, target killings came down by 97 percent, murder rate decreased by 87 percent, terrorism incidents were reduced by 98 percent and robberies were down by 52 percent while 33,378 weapons were recovered.
The data compiled by NACTA showed that 110 incidents of terrorism occurred in 2001, 56 in 2002, 88 in 2003, 159 in 2004 and 113 in 2005.
In the coming years there was a spike in incidents of terrorism as 1444 terror acts were committed in 2006, 1820 in 2007, 1575 in 2008, 1938 in 2009 and then the peak was hit with 2061 incidents of terrorism in 2010.
Terrorists launched 1680 attacks in 2011, 1316 in 2012, 1571 in 2013 and 1816 terror acts were launched in the year 2014.
2015 was the year of start of gradual decline in the terrorist acts as 1139 terror acts were committed that year.
The surge in terrorism further fell with 785 terror acts in the year 2016 and in the year 2017 so far the tally of terror acts stands at 426.—APP