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Hamza Rizvi

2018: Another Year of Decline in Anti-State Violence

Islamabad 2018 saw a remarkable reduction of 45 percent in themilitant attacks in Pakistan. A study conducted by an Islamabad-basedindependent think tank Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies(PICSS) revealed that the security situation has significantly improved during2018 as number of attacks, resultant deaths as well as number of injureddeclined by 45 percent, 37 percent…

PAKISTAN SECURITY ASSESMENT 2017

Pakistan, in last 2-3 years, has made a notable stride in fighting terrorism in the country manifested in the reduction of terrorist attacks and improvement in the security situation yet there is sufficient evidence to suggest that extremist tendencies and intolerance among masses are on the rise. The unfortunate lynching of Mashal Khan, a student…

2017 – Balochistan witnesses surge in militant attacks. Overall security saw marginal improvement but Suicide Bombings increase

Unlike previous two years, the year 2017 could not saw a significant reduction in anti-State violence. Instead, the year saw more suicide attacks than previous two years. An Independent think tank Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies which also works as a monitoring body of anti-State violence in Pakistan has released provisional statistics for…

PICSS Annual Security Report 2017 Media Coverage

PICSS is one of leading think tanks in Islamabad which monitors anti-State violence and related activities in Pakistan. Recently it released its Annual Security Assessment Report for the year 2017 which received tremendous media coverage in local, national and international media. Following are some of links where PICSS Annual Security Report was published.    …

In-House Session on Kashmir

PICSS organized an Interactive session with visiting Activists from Occupied Kashmir on Thursday, November 23, 2017, In which Sabzar Bashir Sheikh Advocate Occupied Jammu Kashmir High Court. Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Human Rights Activist from Occupied Kashmir shared the latest situation of Kashmir and public sentiment about freedom struggle. The session was moderated by MD picss Abdullah…

Ambiguity about US Intentions impediment in peace: PICSS Round table on Afghanistan

Round Table discussion on the present situation of Afghanistan and future peace options under arrangements Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security(PICSS) an Islamabad based independent Think Tank. Guest speaker was Petr Zelinka an expert on Afghan Affairs and advisor to ministry of defence Czech Republic. Defence expert Brig Saad Muhammad, former Vice Chancellor Peshawar University…