Terrorist attacks in Pakistan increased 73% after Afghan Taliban takeover

Terrorist violence in KP & Balochistan increased by 92% & 81%; Punjab, Sindh, and Islamabad showed relative drop

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In the first 21 months after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, the number of terrorist attacks in Pakistan has increased dramatically by 73 percent when compared to the same period before to their takeover.

Since the Taliban seized control of Kabul on August 15, 2021, there have been a substantial number of terrorist attacks inside Pakistan. In addition, 138 percent more people were killed in attacks in Pakistan between August 2021 and April 2023.

These are some of the main conclusions of the policy-focused paper titled “Pakistan’s Afghan Perspective and Policy Options,” which was released here at a nearby hotel by the Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS). Since July 2021, the think tank has conducted eight expert discussions, done substantial monitoring, research, and analyses, and produced the study, which includes significant suggestions for policymakers.
Participants in the launch event included academics, parliamentarians, journalists, students, and representatives of civil society in addition to security and Afghan affairs experts. At the conclusion of the ceremony, experts gave statements and participated in a question-and-answer session.

The report also claims that the Afghan scenario has had a noticeable impact on terrorist violence in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan, where the number of attacks during these 21 months has increased by 92 percent and 81 percent, respectively. However, compared to the preceding 21 months before August 2021, the number of terrorist attacks in Punjab, Sindh, and the Islamabad Capital Territory has shown a relative drop.