694 people killed in 45 suicide attacks in 2013

HRCP terms previous year worst for law & order

KARACHI – Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has termed the previous year worst for law and order in its latest report and reported that at least 694 persons were killed in 45 suicide attacks across Pakistan in 2013.

In 357 incidents of police encounters, about 50 policemen were killed and 99 were injured, the report said. In the under review period, 3218 persons were killed in incidents of violence in Karachi. According to the report, the bodies of 129 missing persons were found during the past year.

At least 11 journalists lost their lives in incidents of violence. The commission said that more than 800 women committed suicide, while 869 women were slain in the name of honour. The report commenting on the state of education in Pakistan said that the government allocated lesser than two percent of the GDP for education.

Pakistan remained 180th with regard to literacy rate in 221 countries of the world. Around 5.5 million children of school going age could not enrolled in schools, the report said.

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