Islamabad: A total of 3,169 people have been
killed and 6,540 others injured in 2,488 terrorist attacks in
Pakistan and PoK during the past three years.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik said in a written reply to
a question in the Senate or upper house of Parliament
yesterday that 1,579 people were killed in 2008-09 while
another 1,590 lost their lives in 2009-10.
There were 1,157 acts of terrorism during 2008-09 and
1,331 incidents of terror during 2009-10. The rest of the
incidents occurred this year.
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province bore the brunt of suicide
attacks, which killed 1,524 people in the region.
Punjab recorded 605 deaths, Sindh 134, Islamabad 125 and
Pakistan-occupied Kashmir 11.
The reply did not give the figures for Balochistan
province and the.
Malik said 360 people allegedly involved in bomb attacks
were arrested since 2008.
A total of 222 of these suspects were acquitted by
courts, including 172 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 36 in Punjab and
14 in Islamabad.
In response to another question, Malik said the
government had banned four groups including Lashkar-e-Islam,
Ansar-ul-Islam, the Haji Namdar group and Tehrik-e-Taliban
Punjab in June and August 2008.