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80% Decrease in Terror Attacks Post Peshawar Massacre: Pak Army

After the Peshawar attack, the Pakistan government launched the National Action Plan (NAP) against terrorism.

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A Pakistani father holds a picture of his son who was killed in an attack, in front of photographs of other victims, ahead of the first anniversary of the Peshawar school attack on 15 December. (Photo: AP)

The Pakistan army has claimed to have managed to bring down the terror attacks in the country by 80 percent after the 2014 attack on a school in Peshawar, reports Pakistani daily The News.

Pakistan’s National Counter-Terrorism Authority (NACTA) report claims that 7,000 hardcore terrorists were arrested and over 2,400 militants were killed after the launch of National Action Plan (NAP).

The number of soldiers trained to fight terrorism are as follows:

  • 1,000 from Balochistan
  • 4,000 from Punjab
  • 188 from Sindh
  • 2,200 from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
  • 260 from Azad Jammu and Kashmir
  • 168 from Gilgit-Baltistan

The state has also executed 364 prisoners who were on death row post the NPA.

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Family members of students stand outside the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda town, some 35 kilometers outside the city of Peshawar, Pakistan. (Photo: AP)
Family members of students stand outside the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda town, some 35 kilometers outside the city of Peshawar, Pakistan. (Photo: AP)
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The US state department’s annual report also claimed that the terrorist attacks in Pakistan decreased in 2015 compared to 2014, which was a particularly violent year for the country.

However, the report also claimed that five countries – Pakistan, India, Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria – constitute for 55 percent of the terrorist attacks in the year 2015.

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