Issue Brief on “Counter-Terrorism Instruments”

In the aftermath of the Karachi Airport attack on June 8, 2014, which resulted in the loss of the lives of 28 people including 10 militants, the decision to launch a broad well-targeted military operation against militants especially in North Waziristan was taken. Operation Zarb-e-Azb was launched on 15th June, 2014. Since its initiation, more than 5,000 militants have been killed and about 4,304 square kilometre area has been cleared by the security forces. The scope of the operation has been widened since its commencement about two years ago, as a result, we have seen a reduction in terrorist incidents in the country.

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