Militant Attacks again on the Rise in Pakistan: PICSS Report

Militant Attacks again on the Rise in Pakistan: PICSS Report

Islamabad. Militant attacks in Pakistan significantly increased during the month of October 2018. An Islamabad based independent think tank Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS) in its monthly report revealed that the number of militant attacks and subsequent deaths increased more than two times during last month compared with September 2018. Militants carried…

Book Launch: The role of Madrasas in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Book Launch: The role of Madrasas in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Madrassahs are considered an important pillar of the educational system of Pakistan. These religious institutions are playing a vital role while providing free education, medical, accommodation and food facilities to thousands of their students. According to different estimates, there are around forty thousand Madrasas of different schools of thought in Pakistan. In order to run…

PICSS Annual Security Assessment Report 2017

PICSS Annual Security Assessment Report 2017

Year 2017 witnessed an insignificant reduction of violence in Pakistan. In 950 overall violent incidents (security forces actions and militant attacks combined), 1395 people were killed while 1965 others were injured. Civilians continued to be the worst sufferers as 585 civilians were killed and 1580 others were injured followed by 561 killings belonging to militants….

Significant Decline in Deaths in Militant Attacks: PICSS report

Significant Decline in Deaths in Militant Attacks: PICSS report

  Press Release:  2 March, 2016   Human losses in militant attacks have seen significant decline during the month of February 2016, observed Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies –an Islamabad-based independent think tank. Fifty percent reduction in deaths is recorded in February as compared to January 2016 while 43 percent decline is seen…

Upward Trend in Militant Attacks Marks Start of the Year 2016

Upward Trend in Militant Attacks Marks Start of the Year 2016

Islamabad: February 3, 2016 A slight increase in militant attacks has been observed in January 2015 with escalation in high profile attacks, according to the monthly security assessment report by an Islamabad based think tank, Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies.  According to PICSS militants managed to carry out some major attacks in January…

Unprecedented decline in anti-state violence in 2015: PICSS

Unprecedented decline in anti-state violence in 2015: PICSS

Islamabad: 1 January, 2016 Security situation in Pakistan saw unprecedented improvement in 2015. Anti-state violence dropped below 2008. During 2015, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa witnessed 75% decline in militant attacks while Baluchistan saw highest number of attacks during the year. 1987 militants were killed in security forces actions while 6347 were arrested during the year 2015. These…

Surge in militant activities but decline in resultant deaths: PICSS

Surge in militant activities but decline in resultant deaths: PICSS

Press Release: Sluggish Rise Witnessed in Militant Activities in November A nose-dive in militant activities was observed in the mid-year of 2015 after NAP, it is observed that militant attacks which have reached the lowest number of the year are now hovering around almost same number. However, militants still managed to carry out some significant…

Reduction in anti-state violence in October,2015

Reduction in anti-state violence in October,2015

Security Forces Intensifying IBO’s, helping in reduction of anti-state violence: PICSS In KPK significant decline in anti-state violence was recorded during the month of October, 2015 highlighting success of security forces and governmental policies and measures to curb militancy. Increased number of intelligence based operations (IBO’s) and narrowing down way for militant activities by security…