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…

2018: Another Year of Decline in Anti-State Violence

2018: Another Year of Decline in Anti-State Violence

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

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…

PAKISTAN SECURITY ASSESMENT 2017

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

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…

Civil-Military Tussle Intensified

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

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

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…