Terrorist attacks in Pakistan have been rather common since the past decade. The country has seen many innocent lives lost at the hands of several militant organizations. Terrorist attacks in Pakistan have been a major hindrance in the development of country. However, a little over a year ago, the government gave the green signal to Pakistani army to conduct a grand-scale operation against the terrorist organizations in Pakistan in order to rid the country of this tragic and cruel history. The operation is known as Zarb-e-Azb, and has since been going on with extreme success.
After years of terrorist attacks in Pakitsan, the country is now experiencing an air of calm, to some extent, which had long been forgotten. A report by Washington Post stated the following:
Over the past nine months, government statistics show, major terrorist attacks have declined 70 percent, and Pakistanis are flocking back to shopping malls, resorts and restaurants.
That essentially means that the current PML-N Government was able to reduce terrorist attacks in Pakistan by a whopping 70%. The report further said that from a political standpoint such incredible statistics will pose serious benefits to the party. Where the government was almost overthrown in the year 2014 by the massive walk organized by the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, Imran Khan, the government may have pushed the country to a surprising and much-awaited turnaround. Unfortunately, the media is not actively the positives that are happening even right now in the country. They would rather talk about things that are bound to boggle with a person’s mind.
Following are a couple of harsh but ultimately real facts regarding terrorist attacks in Pakistan:
- 2,246 civilians were killed in the first eight months of year 2013
- 1,194 civilians were killed in the first eight months of year 2014
- 680 civilians were killed in the first eight months of year 2015
These statistics show the drastic decrease of civilian deaths and these numbers are owed to the army and Operation Zarb-e-Azb. Situation in the entire country, including the crime-elevated city Karachi, is settling down. The army seemed to have pushed the terrorists into a corner which may be tough to get out of, especially now that the Pakistani drones are functional and have scored militant kills.
The people of the country continue to put hope, and they are right to do so, in the Operation Zarb-e-Azb by the army, and God willing, terrorist attacks in Pakistan will finally come to an end, and soon. Let us know what you think regarding the operations currently being carried out by the army, and the political standing of the government given the aforementioned information.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.