ISLAMABAD: National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) stated that there has been a decrease in the number of terrorist attacks in the country in 2017 compared to 2016.
According to Nacta’s regarding the implementation of the National Action Plan, 432 cases of terrorism took place since January and the number of terrorist attacks have decreased by 27 percent.
The report further mentioned that 35,72,615 search operations were conducted this years in which 2,72,000 people were arrested.
It also stated that 72 people were executed in terrorism cases whereas 350 criminals were sent to the gallows after they were found guilty by military courts. It also mentioned that 219 cases have been sent to military courts.
The verdict of 49 cases in the military court have been announced whereas 176 cases are still pending.
Rate of terrorism cases and target killing incidents have gone down by 98 and 97 percent respectively. Nacta further stated that 4655 terror bids were foiled in 2016-2017 due to intelligence information.
It also stated that 2528 were arrested for spreading religious hatred.
It was also mentioned that names of 8333 people have been included in the fourth schedule.
He added that 5023 banks accounts have been sealed over financial facilitation of terrorists and Rs. 30 crores have been seized.
Story first published: 5th November 2017