PESHAWAR - The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Home Department Friday said that the incidents of terrorism have decreased by 64 per cent in the province.

The KP, which has been badly affected by acts of terrorism for the last one decade, is now seeing returning of a peace. Terrorists have killed thousands of people in blasts, however, now happening of such incidents have decreased to a great extent.

In this regard, a report prepared by the KP Home Department said that incidents of terrorism have decreased in the province after military operations were launched in North Waziristan and Khyber Agency.

Comparing the first three months of 2014 to that of the current year, the report said that incidents of terrorism have decreased by 64 per cent in the province while suicide attacks dropped by 83 per cent.

Similarly, it added that target killing in the province has dropped by 50 per cent and kidnapping for ransom decreased by 77 per cent, while deaths of security personnel saw a drastic decrease of 77 per cent according to findings of the report.

It is worth mentioning here that to cope with the situation, KP government has established a counter terrorism department last year, and presently all incidents of terrorism are handled by CTD, which is now not only registering the cases but also investigated and apprehended the culprits.

Presently seven CTD police stations have been established all over the province at all the regional headquarters. The performance of the CTD during the current year has been extremely well. Many prominent militants have been arrested and also succeeded in tracing out some very important cases of the past.