Hot Summer Begins: Phenomenal Increase in Security Forces Actions against Militants

According to Conflict Monitoring Center (CMC), an independent think tank monitoring anti-state violence in Pakistan, there has been almost 25 pc increase in overall incidents of anti-state violence and anti-insurgency operations by the security forces during the month of May as compared to April. Similarly, there has been an almost 36pc increase

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

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

“Tariq Afridi is Dead” TTP Confirms CMC’s Report After 5 Months

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By Kamran Khan (Peshawar) Militant group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has now officially confirmed, though after a long time, the death of its Khyber Agency commander Tariq Afridi. The Conflict Monitoring Center had disclosed his death news in its September 2012 monthly security report. TTP Darra Adam Khel area’s spokesperson confirmed that Tariq

Schools vs Militants: An overview of the situation in KPK and FATA

Naveed Ahsan Conflict Monitoring Center (CMC) annual Report shows that the militants have blown up 81 schools in Khyber Pakhtunekhwa (KPK) and Federal Administrative Tribal Areas (FATA) in 2012. The militants destroyed 52 schools in KPK and 29 in FATA. In KPK, the most effected district was Swabi where 13 schools

Prospects of Hostilities on Western Border

By Ammarah Rabbani Rao The Conflict Monitoring Center’s data shows an unprecedented level of escalation of hostilities on its western border by Afghan National Army, NATO, and anti-Pakistan militants. During the year 2012, 732 cross border attacks took place from Afghan soil into Pakistani territory including rocket and mortar attacks, airspace

Militancy Declines in FATA Escalates in Baluchistan and KPK

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According to Conflict Monitoring Center's Quarterly Security Report, during the first quarter of the year 2012 anti-state violence in FATA has seen significant reduction while the anti-state militant attacks in Baluchistan have increased by almost two times as compared to the last quarter of the year 2011. The security situation