Five-year performance: On average, one person died in each terror attack

Government has paid out Rs456 million to heirs of terror attack victims.


March 12, 2013
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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.

Sindh   

Around 68 terrorism incidents in the province killed 128 people, while 15 vehicles were damaged and six buildings were destroyed.

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa                                                                                    

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.

Balochistan                                                                                                             

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.

Gilgit-Baltistan

Responding to a question regarding the region, Malik stated that war against terrorism cost the area $10 million.

COMMENTS (6)

logic needed | 8 years ago | Reply

I don't think these are correct figures. South Asia terrorism portal (www.satp.orglink text) keeps count of fatalities in all south asian countries and updates them regularly. According to this site, from 2008 to 2012 total 38368 people have died. This includes 12020 civilians, 3611 security force personnel and 22737 terrorists or Insurgents. I am really surprised that no one in pakistan except @Tahir Zain commenting here is questioning these figures.

Civilians Security Force Personnel Terrorists/Insurgents Total

2003 140 24 25 189 2004 435 184 244 863 2005 430 81 137 648 2006 608 325 538 1471 2007 1522 597 1479 3598 2008 2155 654 3906 6715 2009 2324 991 8389 11704 2010 1796 469 5170 7435 2011 2738 765 2800 6303 2012 3007 732 2472 6211 2013 884 116 539 1539 Total* 16039 4938 25699 46676

Tahir Zain | 8 years ago | Reply

Only 24 attacks in KP in 5 years?? and only 128 people killed in Sindh again in 5 years... Around 50 people were killed in abbas town only last week.. Is it just me or is there something seriously wrong with these figures?

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