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16-01-2017

CTD briefing to IGP KP Nasir Khan Durrani
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa witnessed lowest number of incidents of terrorism in the year 2016 as compared to last 06 years. Additional IG CTD Salah-ud-Din gave a detailed briefing to the IGP Nasir Khan Durrani showing the current terrorism situation all over the province. During the year 2016, 238 incidents of terrorism took place as compared to 610 and 297 in the year of 2014 and 2015 respectively. Similarly the incidents for kidnapping for ransom and extortion also showed a remarkable decrease as compared to last three years. 100 cases of extortion took place as compared to 344 incidents in the year 2014 and 178 incidents in the year 2015. Similarly 22 incidents of kidnaping for ransom took place as compared to 110 and 53 incidents in 2014 and 2015 respectively. During the year 2016, 238 number of terrorism took place in which 181person died. These incidents included attack on Bacha Khan University Charsadda, NADRA office and Kacheri in Mardan and attack on FC convoy in Peshawar etc. Police personnel showed extreme bravery by obstructing the suicide bombers and were martyred.

During briefing positive results of Operation Zarb e Azb were also discussed and it was found that the Army Operation in FATA has remarkable effects on the overall security situation in the province. The IGP was also briefed about the challenges for KP Police in the face of Zarb e Azb. There were two major challenges for KP Police that were nabbing the fleeing militants who had escaped to settled area as a result of operation and to stop their further infiltration. In this connection the KP Police responded very effectively and arrested 1195 hardcore militants while 121 Proclaimed Offenders carrying head money were also arrested. 1192 cases of terrorism were traced and challaned. The Addl: IGP CTD highlighted this aspect during the briefing that had these militants escaped from FATA were not arrested they could have played havoc in KP. Similarly in order to stop the infiltration and denying bases to the militants in settled areas, police undertook an extensive campaign of search & strike operations and also against land lords who had let out their places without informing police. In this connection 22506 cases have been registered. The IGP appreciated the role of KP police in general and CTD in particular for rising up to the challenge and taking effective steps for neutralizing the militants in settled areas.