Pakistan's Comprehensive National Security Profile 2023 | PICSS
Pakistan faced multiple challenges during 2023 including deteriorating security situation, worsening economy and one of the worst political turmoil. The country witnessed another year of an unprecedented surge in militant attacks as the country saw a staggering 70 percent rise in attacks, an 81 percent increase in resultant deaths, and a 62 percent surge in the number of wounded. Pakistani security forces foiled hundreds of potential attacks otherwise the situation could have been even worse. At least 612 militants were killed and 645 were arrested during the year. Level of anti-State violence has gone up to the 2015 as the highest number of suicide attacks were reported in 2023 since 2014 while average militant attack per month also reached to 54, the highest in any year after 2015.