ISLAMABAD: A total of 2,139 people lost their lives in 2,181 terror incidents in various parts of the country - excluding Punjab – in the last five years, Interior Minister Rehman Malik told the Senate on Tuesday.
In a written statement, Malik informed the lawmakers that as many as many as 2,966 sustained injuries in such incidents.
He further revealed that the government paid a sum of Rs456 million to the heirs of the deceased and the injured.
Islamabad Capital Territory
Breaking down the figures regionally, the interior minister said a total of 18 terrorism incidents took place Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) in the same time period, while compensation money worth Rs74.28 million was handed out to the families of the victims.
Additionally, he said six cases were reported in 2008, seven in 2009, three in 2010 and two in 2011 in the ICT.
Around 68 terrorism incidents in the province killed 128 people, while 15 vehicles were damaged and six buildings were destroyed.
The province saw 24 terror incidents which claimed 493 lives. The government paid Rs118 million to the families of those killed and injured in the terror attack.
As many as 2,059 terror incidents occurred in the province, killing 1,155 people and injuring around 2,570. The heirs of the victims were given Rs372 million in compensation.
Azad Jammu and Kashmir
A total number of 12 terror incidents in the area killed 79 people, while 14 others sustained injuries. The AJK government spent Rs70 million to curb terrorism.
Responding to a question regarding the region, Malik stated that war against terrorism cost the area $10 million.
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