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Pakistan witnessing alarming rise in violence: Reports
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Pakistan witnessing alarming rise in violence: Reports

| @indiablooms | 12 Jul 2021, 02:15 pm

Pakistan is witnessing a rise in violent incidents as  203 people lost their lives and 966 were wounded in the country due to various forms of violence during the April-June quarter of this year.

The brunt of violence was borne by civilians in the quarter, followed by an alarming rise in fatalities of security personnel.

This was reported in the Security Report of second quarter of 2021 released by Centre for Research and Security Studies (CRSS) here, reports The News International.

According to the report, the highest number of fatalities from violence was in Balochistan (74), FATA (39), Sindh (39), KP (35), Punjab (8), Islamabad (4), and 4 additional persons in locations unknown as victims of violence carried out by TLP protesters in April. Combining KP and FATA fatalities equal that of Balochistan at 74.

While Punjab and former FATA experienced a significant drop in violence (down by 64% and 43% respectively), Balochistan and Sindh witnessed a 50% plus an uptick in violence, the newspaper reported.

KP (excluding FATA) had a marginal surge of 9% this quarter, it said.

Besides, an unprecedented upsurge in the number of wounded persons was a result of the countrywide violent protest by the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan on a blasphemy-related issue that left four people dead and 800 wounded, reports The News International.

The use of guns for target killing remained the most common form of weapon used in violence and all regions of the country were affected by it.

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