According to the data compiled and released by the Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS), Pakistan saw an almost 31% reduction in terrorism in 2019.
CRSS in its yearly report revealed that in 2019 there has been a 30.71% drop in fatalities. From 980 in 2018 the fatalities have dropped to 679 in 2019.
Region-wise Balochistan has been the most affected region by militancy and insurgency with 226 fatalities in 2019. There has been a drop in fatalities by 44.2% in comparison to 2018 in which 405 people died in the province.
The largest drop in fatalities after Balochistan was seen in the newly merged tribal districts (NMTDs). The drop is 39% from 192 in 2018 to 117 in 2019.
In Sindh, the fatalities dropped by 19% from 121 cases in 2018 to 98 in 2019. In Punjab, 11.83% drop in fatalities was recorded from 93 previous year to 82 this year. In KP the fatalities dropped by 5.13% from 156 in 2018 to 148 in 2019.
However, Islamabad saw an increase in violence registering 7 fatalities this year in comparison to 6 deaths in 2018.
The most improvement was seen in Gilgit-Baltistan as no fatalities were registered there in 2019 from 7 fatalities in 2018.
Almost 370 terror attacks were reported during 2019 in which 518 people died in Pakistan. 2019 saw a 30% drop in fatalities in comparison to 2018. Suicide attacks also reduced this year dropped to 9 in 2019 from 26 in 2018.
Civilians are still the most affected by terrorism and terror-related incidents. But the overall fatalities of civilians have declined by 36.28% from 521 in 2018 to 332 this year.