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Pakistan Security Report 2019

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Key points:

In 2019, Pakistan witnessed a further decline in the number of terrorist incidents and consequent casualties. The statistics of Pakistan Security Report 2019 show that terrorist attacks this year decreased by around 13 percent as compared to 2018, and the number of people killed in these attacks plummeted by 40pc. Indeed, there has been a gradual decrease in terrorist attacks and casualties since 2009 (with the exception of 2013, when a surge in sectarian violence mainly contributed to a rise in attacks and casualties). Continuous anti-militant operational and surveillance campaigns by security forces and police counterterrorism departments, as well as some counter-extremism actions taken under the National Action Plan, have apparently helped sustain that declining trend 2013 onwards. However, these plummeting numbers do not suggest, in any way, that the threat of terrorism has been completely eliminated. Certainly, most terrorist groups have been weakened but they are still present in physical and virtual spaces.

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Table of contents:

  • Foreword
  • Overview of Security in 2019: Critical Challenges and Recommendations
    Muhammad Amir Rana and Safdar Sial
  • Security landscape of Pakistan in 2019
    Safdar Sial
  • Militant landscape of Pakistan in 2019
    Muhammad Amir Rana
  • State responses
    Safdar Sial
  • Profile: Militant Landscape of Balochistan
    Muhammad Amir Rana
  • The Wave of Suicide Bombing in Pakistan (2007 to 2011)
    Umer Farooq
  • CPEC Security in 2019
    Anam Fatima
  • 2019: Faith-based Violence and Other Incidence
    Najam U Din
  • The Baloch Insurgency in 2019
    Muhammad Akbar Notezai
  • Annexures
  • Timelines

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Media coverage:

Daily Dawn, 08 January 2020
Daily The News, 06 January 2020
Daily Dunya, 06 January 2020
Daily Express,06 January 2020
Daily Naw-e-Wqt, 06 January 2020
Daily Jang (Islamabad), 07 January 2020
Dawn, 08 January 2020
Daily Jang (Karachi), 08 January 2020
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