Over 3000 civilians killed so far in extremist violence in Pak's tribal areas: Report

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Peshawar, July 1 (ANI): More than 3000 people have been killed in extremist violence in Pakistan's tribal areas so far, a report released by the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) secretariat has revealed.

The report, which lays out the monetary and human losses due to terrorism, also revealed that over two billion dollars have been lost in the tribal areas due to extremist activities.

The maximum number of human casualties were witnessed in Bajaur Agency, where 600 people have been killed, the 21-page report stated.

Over 500 people have lost their lives in Kurram Agency, South and North Waziristan, it added.

The report also highlighted that the security forces fighting against the militants in the region lacked facilities, and had outdated weapons as compared to the terrorists creating havoc in the region.

It said that the personnel of Khasadar and Levies received only 3500 rupees as monthly salary, while militants get 10,000 to 15,000 rupees per month.

The report blamed this inequality as the main reason behind the unrest in these regions. (ANI)

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