50,000 killed, $80 billion loss incurred in war on terror, NA told

Published: December 5, 2014
Smoke billows from the burning Marriott hotel following a powerful bomb blast in Islamabad in 2008. PHOTO: AFP

Smoke billows from the burning Marriott hotel following a powerful bomb blast in Islamabad in 2008. PHOTO: AFP

Smoke billows from the burning Marriott hotel following a powerful bomb blast in Islamabad in 2008. PHOTO: AFP PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Friday that Pakistan has suffered losses of $80 billion dollars and 50,000 lives in the war on terror over the last 10 years.

Parliamentary Secretary for Interior Maryam Aurangzeb said that the Ministry of Interior and Narcotics Control recorded at least 11, 285 were killed in the last five years.

“More than 28, 561 people sustained injuries in various blasts in the past five years,” she added.

The interior secretary further said that extremist groups have been active throughout the country with their own ideologies during the last 10 years.

Further, she informed the House there is currently a bar on issuance of arms licenses in the federal capital, while, under the 18th Amendment, provinces have to set their own rules.

She upheld several policy steps have been taken for controlling and improving the law and order situation in the country.

“The government has prepared a new policy for strengthening internal security and to improve law and order.”

Meanwhile, MNA Shaikh Salauddin sought details of estimated losses to Pakistan in the war against terrorism.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Hassan
    Dec 5, 2014 - 4:32PM

    After 11 years of War and 50,000 lives lost , millions of IDPs , millions injured,
    we are standing at the same point. Militancy has increased not reduced.
    i remember some sane voices speaking up against army action, drones and wrong policies.They were shunned.
    They were right after all


  • BlackJack
    Dec 5, 2014 - 4:42PM

    Would be useful if they could tell us how many Pakistanis out of 50k were killed by (a) Indians (b) NATO forces (c) Afghans (d) Pakistanis (e) Others from the ummah. That could be a useful graphic.


  • anon
    Dec 5, 2014 - 5:33PM

    Why coalition fund given was not enough…..


  • Javid
    Dec 5, 2014 - 5:56PM

    I would say $80 billions was transferred to the Swiss bank accounts of the ruling Pakistani establishment.


  • Malatesh
    Dec 5, 2014 - 6:17PM

    And still Pakistanis feel that Musharraff done good things to Pakistan.


  • cautious
    Dec 5, 2014 - 7:08PM

    I wish Pakistan had stopped it’s good/bad Taliban policy ten years ago – suspect tens of thousands of innocent Pakistani civilians would have been saved. The Pakistani civilians have bore the brunt of this conflict – not the military – and it’s pretty clear now that the terrorist attacks tend to go away when the military goes on the offensive.


  • Pakistani
    Dec 5, 2014 - 7:15PM

    If anyone doubted Taliban are not backed by India (and their Afghan proxies), this is the proof.

    They should feel the full force of the law.


  • sam ganguly
    Dec 5, 2014 - 7:26PM

    you must end what you started. You created the frankenstein, and you should kill it, what is the point in crying out loud now. Stand up not as a country, but as a proud nation. Then join hands with the entire saarc region. Concentrate on your neighbors not arabs. Help saarc become a counterweight to asean, eu and all those clubs. Stop being a pawn for china, they know money only. You call us baniya and hate us, but they are bigger baniyas than us. Deal with them carefully, we would think about your well being, after all you are our brother, i may be am a hindu, but you are still my brown skin south asian brother, and brothers should look out for each other. Understand the region better, i doubt you understand any other country in this region (except for maybe afghanistan that also from a military perspective) their diversity, their culture, but please try to, please become a good brother. Let the truest form of democracy prevail in this great region that saw the birth of numerous religions, cuisines, cultures, ideas. Please think big, long term and be a part of a coalition with a golden heart. With warmth from calcutta.


  • F Khan
    Dec 5, 2014 - 7:36PM

    Look at the losses and the great commando sold us on telephone call. That is a proof how visionary he was.


  • shahid
    Dec 5, 2014 - 8:58PM

    On Chaudhry Ali Khan Stated in the senate on August 28, 2013:

    ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry put the total number of fatalities in terrorist incidents since the year 2002 at 12,795 – roughly one-third of the figure claimed by unofficial and media sources.
    During the Senate’s question hour on Tuesday, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced the official figures. So far, at least 12,795 people have been killed and 28,881 others injured in acts of terrorism across the country since 2002, against unofficial claims of more than 40,000. At least 1,318 were killed in Punjab, 646 people lost their lives in Sindh, 2,810 people fell prey to terror in Balochistan, while the highest number of fatalities was recorded in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa at 3,990. Similarly, 3,851 people were killed in Fata and 180 people in Islamabad Capital Territory.


    Now they claim that it is "50,000 lives in the war on terror over the last 10 years." **Which is true?** No one really knows. And why? And how many have been killed in the anti-terrorist operations? One wonders ...

  • Professor
    Dec 6, 2014 - 8:05AM

    I thought it was $800 billion. After all, the figures coming out from Pakistan on Swiss bank accounts were astronomical to say the least. Pakistan’s GDP for several years couldn’t account for that number. But then, numbers coming out of Pakistan are often culinary creations. Even “official” GDP numbers are cooked up.


  • Luciferous
    Dec 7, 2014 - 8:17PM



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