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Pakistan's slow move against terror, cases of blasts and mass murder increased in 2021 as compared to 2020

Pankaj Prasad
Terrorism
Terrorism

The report of the US Bureau of Counterterrorism states that the pace of the campaign being run in Pakistan to eliminate terrorists is very slow.

Pakistan has always been accused of terror financing and harboring terrorists. He has also faced many types of sanctions regarding this, after which the Government of Pakistan assured the world to launch a campaign against terrorism. However, here also this country did the work of throwing dust in the eyes of the world. 

The pace of the operation being carried out in Pakistan to eliminate terrorists is very slow. Even in comparison to 2020, there has been an increase in terrorist incidents in Pakistan in 2021. According to the report, the number of terror attacks and casualties in 2021 was much higher. 

Terrorist organizations revealed in the report 

Organizations are directly named. The report said that the major terrorist organizations that have carried out attacks in Pakistan include Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and ISIS-K. Pakistan reviewed and revised its 2015 National Action Plan (NAP) to counter terrorism, reducing the NAP from a 20-point plan to 14 key points, but made little progress on the most difficult aspects against terrorism . 

Such attacks increased in Pakistan 

The organizations mostly targeted Balochistan and Sindh province. Here terrorists adopted tactics like IEDs, VBIEDs, suicide bombings and targeted killings. In 2018, Pakistan was designated a Country of Particular Concern (CPC) under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. It was redesignated as CPC in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Apart from this, FATF had put Pakistan in the gray list in 2018. Pakistan remained in this list for four years. Tactics such as suicide bombings and targeted killings were adopted. In 2018, Pakistan was designated a Country of Particular Concern (CPC) under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. It was redesignated as CPC in 2019, 2020 and 2021.