ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has seen substantial decrease in terrorist activities, 45 percent, last year as compared to the corresponding year.

According to the report, ‘Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2016’, Pakistan recorded 45 per cent fewer terror attacks and 38pc fewer deaths reported in the year than in the previous year.

This is the second consecutive year in which Pakistan has seen reduction in terrorist activities. Terrorism in the country is now at its lowest level since 2006, says the report released by the US-based Institute for Economics and Peace.

Pakistan has the third largest decline in deaths. There were 677 fewer deaths in Pakistan. As a result, Pakistan had the lowest number of deaths from terrorism since 2008, said the report.

The reduction in deaths from terrorism is in part explained by Zarb-e-Azb military operation being carried out by Pakistan Army. The operation is focused on removing militant safe havens in North Waziristan.