Pak rocked by 1842 terrorism incidents in last 14 months: Interior Ministry

April 17th, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Apr.17 (ANI): Pakistan was rocked by 1,842 incidents of terrorism during a fourteen month period from January 2008 to March 2009, an Interior Ministry report has revealed.

These shocking figures were presented to the National Assembly during Question Hour, reports the Dawn.

According to the figures, an average of five terrorist incidents took place in the country every day during the last fourteen months. The highest number of 1,122 terrorist incidents took place in Balochistan. The NWFP was rocked by 692 terrorist incidents, followed by 12 in Punjab, nine in Sindh and seven in Islamabad.

The National Assembly was also informed that the government did not present a single inquiry report about terrorist incidents to parliament.

In response to another question, the interior ministry informed the National Assembly that at least 6,169 foreigners, including 162 women, were imprisoned in Pakistani jails during 2008-2009.

It was told that 5,087 illegal foreigners are imprisoned in Balochistan alone. (ANI)

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