Pakistan among ten states affected by terrorism in 2022
March 17, 2023 09:05 AM
Pakistan remains amongst the ten countries most affected by terrorism in 2022, with deaths in Pakistan rising significantly to 643, a 120 percent increase from 292 deaths in 2021, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
According to Global Terrorism Index (GTI) states issued on March 14, The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) is responsible for a third of these deaths in Pakistan, a nine-fold increase from the prior year, making it the fastest-growing terrorist group in the world.
Afghanistan stood first while Pakistan has been placed at number 6th in the latest GTI list.
Another stagnant trend showed that South Asia remains the region with the worst average GTI score.
“The region recorded 1,354 deaths from terrorism in 2022, a decrease of 30 percent when compared to the previous year; however, if the improvement in Afghanistan was excluded, then terrorism deaths would have increased by 71 percent the report read.
“The deadliest terrorist groups in the world in 2022 were Islamic State (IS) and its affiliates, followed by al-Shabaab, Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and Jamaat Nusrat Al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM)”, indicated the GTI.
Afghanistan remains the country most impacted by terrorism for the fourth consecutive year, despite attacks and deaths falling by 75 percent and 58 per cent, respectively, the tenth Global Terrorism Index (GTI) report showed.
As per the GTI, Afghanistan recorded 633 fatalities in 2022, despite terrorism-related deaths declining by 866 in 2022. Globally, deaths from terrorism fell by nine percent to 6,701 deaths, marking a 38 percent decrease from its peak in 2015. The fall in deaths was mirrored by a reduction in the number of incidents. However, if Afghanistan was removed from the index, terrorism deaths would have increased by four percent.
India ranked 13th on the index, marking only a marginal decrease from the previous year. In spite of being among the 25 worst-hit nations on the index, Indian respondents desisted from selecting war and terrorism as the biggest threat to their daily safety.