There has been a steep decline in terrorist incidents by 48 percent across the country during 2015 as compared to 2014.
Pakistan Institute of Peace Studies (PIPS) Annual Security Report earlier yesterday pointed out that 625 attacks were reported during the last year.
The report said year 2015 ended with a suicide attack in the urban city of Mardan. It said the military operation had made substantial gains against terrorist networks in North Waziristan.
Karachi operation has markedly contributed in reducing violent incidents in the city, it added.
The highest decrease in the number of terrorist attacks, compared to 2014, was recorded in Islamabad 79 percent, followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 61 percent, Karachi 61 percent, interior Sindh 45 percent, Punjab 41 percent, FATA 36 percent and Balochistan 36 percent.
In terms of casualties, the Federally-Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) was the most terrorism-affected region, with 268 deaths followed by 257 in Balochistan, 251 in Sindh, 206 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 83 in Punjab and four deaths in Federal Capital.
The Report called for additional steps to ensure jail security and reforms, checking illegal weapons, securing cyber spaces and curbing terror financing.