Terrorism in Pakistan Declines by 89% in 8 Years

Fatalities relating to terrorist attacks in Pakistan have declined significantly over the years and according to a South Asia Terrorism Portal’s (SATP) report, the number of deaths has decreased by 30 percent in 2017 as compared to 2016.

Their report includes all fatalities that resulted from terrorist attacks in Pakistan until April 15th, 2018. If we look at the table, number of fatalities are at their peak in 2009 and have decreased by over 89% by 2017.

Fatalities in Terrorist Violence in Pakistan

The monthly details for the 155 deaths this year are,

  • 18 civilian, 17 security force personnel, and 22 terrorists/insurgents in January,
  • 6 civilians, 23 security force personnel, and 13 terrorists/insurgents in February,
  • 17 civilians, 10 security force personnel, and 16 terrorists/insurgents in March,
  • and 7 civilians, 3 security force personnel, and 3  terrorists/insurgents in April.

So in total, 48 civilian, 53 security force personnel, and 54 terrorists have died this year – do note that the data ends on 15th April. The compilers of this data have also left a note below the table which states,

A large number of target killings, which many believe are carried out by the terrorists, backed by warring political parties, in Sindh were inadvertently left. Now that fatalities in such incidents have been included for the years 2011 and 2012, the data has been changed accordingly.

Interestingly, SATP’s website, which has all the reports and data sheets, is inaccessible from within Pakistan. You will need to access it using a proxy or a VPN service.


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Violence, Abuse, & Religious Intolerance

SATP’s report also concludes that terrorist attacks and non-state military operations have caused human rights problems in many areas, especially tribal lands of FATA, Balochistan, and KPK in Pakistan.

The military sustained significant campaigns against militant and terrorist groups. Nevertheless, violence, abuse, and social and religious intolerance by militant organisations and other non-state actors, both local and foreign, contributed to a culture of lawlessness in some parts of the country.

The report highlighted target killings, torture, mob violence, disappearances, and limited accountability as the most significant adverse human rights problems. Moreover, disappearances and kidnappings also significantly contribute to the crime rate. 

Read the full report here.


  • People here giving credit for this to Pak Army. Yes we can give them credit to bring that monster of terrorism to Pakistan, elimination of that is done due to strong civilian government’s will. Otherwise Army bi idher hi thi aur last civilian government bi apne 5 years pooray kar gai, but terrorism only decreased when PMLN came in power otherwise it was upward trend till 2013 as shown in this report. Ab koii ye baat maanay ya na maanay, apki marzi ?

    • Raheel Sharif became COAS in November 2013 and took bold decisions against terrorists, after which fatality rates took downward trend

    • Terrorism sky rocketed in the tenure of Musharaf when he was in power. He was the one who got us into this trouble by participating in war on terror.

  • Thanks To Akram Khan Durrani IG KPK….
    werna Fauj nay drama lagaya hoa tha …Zarb e azab…ZArb fassad aur pata nahi kya kya

  • جنرل امیر حمزہ کہا کرتے تھے کہ جنگوں میں توپ نہیں لڑا کرتی توپ کے پیچھے کھڑا انسان لڑا کرتا ہے، اسی طرح آرمی نہیں لڑ سکتی جب تک ان کا کمانڈر ان چیف نہ۔ہمت کرے۔ اور نواز شریف صاحب نے اللہ کی مدد سے پاکستان سے دہشتگردوں کا صفایا کیا ورنہ زرداری کی حکومت میں یہی فوج تھی، اور یہی سب وسائل مگر وہ انتہائی بزدل اور بے شرم انسان تھا
    جس کے پورے دور حکومت میں ملک بھر میں آگ اور خون کی ندیاں بہہ رہی تھی۔
    مگر صد افسوس کے پاکستان کے ساتھ جس جس نے اچھا کیا اسے ہی اس ملک میں سب سے زیادہ رسوا کیا گیا۔

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  • Thank you Nawaz Sharif. Now Imran Khan will try to take all the credit for this like tail wagging bit**.

    • THE CRACK DOWN ON TERRORIST WAS STARTED BY PAK ARMED FORCES & GADDAR E WATAN NAPAK SHAREER, SLAVE OF THE HINDU BANIYAS & YAAR OF MODI WAS FORCE TO JOIN IN THREE DAYS AFTER THE ACTION STARTED, SO NO CREDIT GOES TO THE AMRITSARIA RANJIT SINGH NASAL SCUMBAG NAPAK SHAREER

  • Bc zardari kyani chor ka door check Karo Astaghfirullah. Theek Hain noon league bhi chor hai but just look at the Army generals they have choosen There reign can’t be said good but millions time better than zardari chor.
    Inshallah nxt time PTI agar geetnay dia to !!! Kitna pani hai un main


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