Balochistan tops with 1,424 terror incidents

ISLAMABAD: Balochistan is on the top as compared to other provinces with 1,424 terrorist incidents reported during last three years (2009-2011).According to the latest countrywide statistics of reported crime which were submitted to the federal government, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) ranked second with 1,218 terrorist incidents while Punjab and Sindh lagged behind with 104 and 534 such incidents respectively during the period. The number of such cases registered in Gilgit-Baltistan was 37 while in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) it was 19.

The comparative data of all provinces including Gilgit-Baltistan and ICT shows the nature of crimes including murder, abduction, abduction for ransom, IED explosives and terrorist incidents. Punjab topped the murder crime with registered cases of 15,000 in three years, Sindh is second with 9,020 cases while the number of such cases in KPK was 6,676 and 1,355 in Balochistan.ICT with 305 and GB with 148 murder cases were the fifth and sixth in the list.

Punjab again topped in the registered abduction cases with 33,141 , Sindh 8,253, KPK 956, Balochistan 511, ICT 159 and GB 32. Similarly, in abduction for ransom crime, Punjab is again on top with 416 cases, Sindh 412, KPK 306, Balochistan 84, ICT 8 and GB with only one case in almost three years.In crime of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosions, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was on top with 326 registered cases, Balochistan 188 cases, Punjab 27 cases, Sindh with 22 cases while the number of such cases was two each in ICT and GB. – Nation