Decline in Anti-State Militant Attacks in 2013. CMC’s Annual Security Report

Islamabad; Overall number of anti-state militant attacks in Pakistan has declined in 2013. However, a slight increase in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and unprecedented escalation in Sindh was observed during the year. Overall reduction in militant attacks was 10%. Most significant reduction was observed in Balochistan and FATA. In Balochistan militant attacks declined

Escalation in Intelligence Driven Operations in Mainland Pakistan

According to Conflict Monitoring Center's monthly Security Report, an unprecedented hike in anti-state violence has been observed during last month.  284 people including 190 civilians have died during last month. The security forces lost their 39 personnel while 47 militants were also killed, most of them in retaliatory firing by

Consequences of the Attack on Church in Pakistan

By Abdullah Khan The timing of the attack on a Church in provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunekhwa province of Pakistan is very significant. The attackers have chosen the day when Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had to fly to New York to attend United Nations General Assembly summit. The attackers

Security challenges to Pakistan

By Wajid Hussain The first duty of a government is to maintain law and order, so that the life, property and religious beliefs of its subjects are fully protected by the state” Quaid e Azam Muhmmad Ali Jinnah [1] The pivotal concern of Pakistan’s national life is security, both internal and external

Decrease in Militant Attacks, Improvement in Target Selection

Islamabad: Conflict Monitoring Center has observed a significant decrease in number of militant attacks and deaths related to ongoing insurgencies in Pakistan however, the militants have improved their target selection and acquired attention grabbing as well as tactically significant and successful operations during the month of August 2013. It has also

Drone Attacks vs US Public Diplomacy

Muhammad Ilyas American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has killed another 66 people inside Pakistan during the month of August 2012 making it the deadliest month of the year. The CIA carried out seven drone attacks during the month. This is the highest number of drone attacks in a single month during

After Dr. Afridi’s Conviction CIA on Rampage in FATA

Islamabad After conviction of its informant the CIA has intensified drone attacks in Pakistan. According to monthly report of Islamabad based Conflict Monitoring Center which regularly monitors drone attacks and anti-state militancy in the region, American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has carried out six drone attacks during May 2012, five of