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Pakistan 2022: Anti State Violence Highest in 5 Years

Executive Summary Islamabad: The data released by an Islamabad-based think tank the Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies shows that the year 2022 has seen the highest number of militant attacks in Pakistan during the last five years as the terror incidents increased by 28 percent compared with 2021. A 37 and 35 percent…

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…

Pakistan and US in Hard Talks

Pakistan and US in Hard Talks:                                                                                        No Change in US South Asian Policy…

Govt Indecisive about Dealing JuD

Govt Indecisive about Dealing JuD On 17 Oct, an official of Punjab home department told a Provincial Review Board (PRB) comprising judges of the Lahore High Court that keeping Jamaatud Dawa’s (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and his four aides under detention was critical for the maintenance of law and order. The board was hearing a…

Civil-Military Tussle Intensified

Civil-Military Tussle Intensified Civil-military tussle further intensified when Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa addressing a seminar on 11 October, commented on Pakistan’s economic issues and rising debt. While addressing a seminar on the interplay of economy and security jointly organized by ISPR and Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry, he was quoted by…

Wide Open Civil-Military Cracks

Wide Open Civil-Military Cracks Some latest developments have shown visible cracks between civilian government and the military leadership suggesting tense relationship between the two as an incident of deployment of Rangers personnel in Federal Judicial Complex demonstrated. Reportedly, on 2 October, all visitors including ministers, senior politicians, media-persons, lawyers and litigants were barred from entering…

PICSS Annual Security Assessment Report 2016

Violence Declines To Decade Low-PICSS Annual Security Assessment Report PICSS Annual Security Assessment Report 2016 provides an overview of the year, national and provincial security profiles, geo-political developments in the region, and emerging threats and challenges to Pakistan. 2016 was another year with downwards trend in anti-State violence bringing the overall trends below the level…

PICSS Annual Security Assessment Report 2015

Job Well Done………………But Half-PICSS Annual Security Assessment Report 2015 The year 2015 witnessed substantial improvement in security situation across the country as compared to past few years. There were 1901 overall incidents of anti-state violence by militants and counter-insurgency operations by the state in which 3368 people were killed including 2312 militants, 641 civilians, 382…