Islamabad: Over 8,500 civilians and security personnel have been killed in Pakistan due terrorism in the last five years, according to the Interior Ministry.
The ministry shared the figure with the lawmakers in the National Assembly on Friday during question-answer session. A total of 5,532 civilians were killed and 10,195 were injured while 3,157 personnel of law enforcement agencies died and 5,988 wounded due to terrorism in the last five years.
The highest number of security personnel were killed and injured in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), where 1,487 personnel laid down their lives and 2,224 sustained injuries. About 1,470 civilians were killed and 2,761 injured in Fata in the same period.
The total number of terrorists killed during this period is 3,759, with 2,530 in Fata, 90 in Punjab, 342 in Sindh, 351 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 435 in Balochistan, seven in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), three in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and one in Gilgit-Baltistan.
The total number of terrorists sentenced to death during this period is 173 with 64 in Punjab, 106 in Sindh and one each in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), Balochistan and the ICT. Over 200 terrorists are awaiting execution with 81 in Punjab, 98 in Sindh, 25 in the K-P and one each in Balochistan and the ICT.
Pakistan has maintained that more than 55,000 people have been killed since the start of war on terror after the 9/11 attack in the US in 2001. The country’s economy also suffered over USD 100 billion losses.