Media Coverage of Press Annual Security Report 2018

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1.Appeared in DAWN,1 January 2019 as “Militant attacks declined by 45pc in 2018″

A study conducted by Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies showed that the security situation significantly improved in the year as the number of attacks, resultant deaths as well as injuries declined by 45pc, 37pc and 49pc, respectively, compared to 2017. The number of suicide attacks also declined.According to a press release, militants carried out 229 attacks in different provinces in which 577 people were killed – 356 civilians, 152 security forces personnel and 67 militants. Besides, 959 people were injured, including 693 civilians and 261 security personnel. But the ratio of security forces’ casualties per attack significantly increased in 2018 compared to 2017. Read More

2. Appeared in The News,1 January 2019 as “Reports of two think tanks confirm decline in militancy in 2018:

Two security think tanks have confirmed that a significant decline was witnessed during 2018 in militant attacks in Sindh.In their annual statistics reports, the Islamabad-based think tanks, the Centre for Research and Security Studies (CRSS) and Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS), maintained that security agencies focused on Sindh during the last year. PICSS report:According to a study conducted by the PICSS, 2018 saw a remarkable reduction of 45 per cent in the militant attacks in Pakistan.The security think tank claimed that Sindh and Balochistan were the two provinces that were mainly focused by the security forces during 2018. Read more

3.Appeared in The Nation,1 January 2019 as ” 2018 marked decline in militant attacks”

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 by 45 per cent, 37 per cent and 49 per cent respectively as compared to the year 2017.During last one year, the militants carried out 229 attacks in different provinces in which 577 people were killed including 356 civilians, 152 security forces personnel and 67 militants while 959 people injured including 693 civilians and 261 security forces personnel. The ratio of security forces casualties per attack has significantly increased during 2018 compared with 2017. The PICSS study shows a consistent decline in militant attacks since Operation Zarb-e-Azb launched in June 2014. Read More

4.Appeared in Pakistan Observer,1 January 2019 as “45pc drop in militant attacks in Pakistan in 2018: PICSS

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 by 45 percent, 37 percent and 49 percent respectively compared with the year 2017. Number of suicide attacks has also declined.During last one year the militants carried out 229 attacks in different provinces in which 577 people were killed including 356 civilians, 152 security forces personnel and 67 militants while 959 people injured including 693 civilians and 261 security forces personnel. Read More

5. Appeared in Pakistan Today,1 January 2019 as ”
Security situation improved drastically in 2018, report reveals”

Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS) in its Annual Report 2018 claimed that the outgoing year saw a remarkable reduction of 45 per cent in the militant attacks in Pakistan.The study was conducted by an Islamabad-based independent think tank PICSS which revealed on Monday that the security situation had significantly improved during 2018 as number of attacks, resultant deaths as well as number of injured declined by 45 per cent, 37 per cent and 49 per cent respectively compared with the year 2017 whereas subsequently the number of suicide attacks had also decreased.Read More

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 6. Appeared in Daily Jang,1 January 2019:

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7.Appeared in Daily Nawai-Waqt,1 January 2019:

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8. Appeared in Daily Khabrain,1 January 2019:

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9. Appeared in Daily Express,1 January 2019:

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10. Appeared in Daily Ausaf,1 January 2019:

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11.Appeared in Daily Jinnah,1 January 2019:

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12.Appeared in Daily Assas,1 January 2019.

12.Appeared in Daily Jehan-e-Pakistan,1 January 2019.

12.Appeared in Daily Pakistan,1 January 2019.

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13.Appeared Online at Independent News Pakistan(INP)

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14.Appeared Online at Hum News Online:

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15.Appeared Online at Media Today Online:

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