Suicide attacks as the major tool of militants fighting against the state.

Suicide attacks as the major tool of militants fighting against the state.

Suicide attacks became major tool of the militants fighting against Pakistani State. A study by an Islamabad-based independent think tank Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS) shows that Suicide attacks caused 46% of the overall deaths caused by all militant attacks in 2018 while 48% of the total number of people injured in…

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….

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…

2014: Suicide Attacks Declined in the Country despite Alarming Increase in Punjab

2014: Suicide Attacks Declined in the Country despite Alarming Increase in Punjab

During year 2014 a remarkable reduction in suicide attacks has been observed in Pakistan while civilians remain major victims. Operation Zarb-e-Azb has dented capability of militants to carry out suicide attacks frequently. According to statistics released by The Conflict Monitoring Center which now works as statistical division of an Islamabad based independent think tank, Pak…

Considerable Escalation in Suicide Attacks in 2013

Considerable Escalation in Suicide Attacks in 2013

Islamabad: Statistics issued by the Conflict Monitoring Center show a considerable rise in suicide attacks in Pakistan during the year 2013, which was the deadliest year since 2010. According to the data released by the CMC, Insurgents fighting against Pakistani state have carried out 47 suicide attacks during the year 2013 in which 701 people…