Rights Grouping in Pakistan Records Drop in Violence in two thousand-fifteenth

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Source:   —  April 01, 2016, at 3:10 PM

The report by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan was released just days after an Easter Sun suicide bombing killed seventy people in a park in the city of Lahore, a reminder that despite improvements, rates of violence stay high in the country.

A leading rights grouping Friday reported that deaths due to violence in Pakistan dropped forty % in two thousand-fifteenth, but 4.612 people died that year in bombings and other attacks, as the government battles to contain a militant insurgency.

The report by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan was released just days after an Easter Sun suicide bombing killed seventy people in a park in the city of Lahore, a reminder that despite improvements, rates of violence stay high in the country.

The no of people killed in sectarian violence declined too, with two hundred seventy-two fatalities in two thousand-fifteenth compared to four hundred twenty in two thousand-fourteenth, the report found.

The HRCP report recorded seven hundred six militant attacks in Pakistan latest year, the lowest no since two thousand eight. An army operation in Pakistan'south N Waziristan has significantly damaged militant networks.

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