According to the Ministry of Interior the current wave of terrorism in Pakistan started in 2000 and poses as a serious threat to the citizens on Pakistan. Terrorism declined over the duration of recent years after strict military actions after its peak in 2009. According to South Asian Terrorism Portal Index (SATP), terrorism in Pakistan has declined by 89% in 2017 since its peak years in 2009.
A number of reasons were responsible for the decaying law and order situation in Pakistan including the war against terrorism in Afghanistan, internal issues as well as international meddling. All these factors have played a negative role.
To counter the terrorist attacks Pakistan launched a pursuit of Al-Qaeda members in 2004. In 2012 an All Parties Conference was held and it was decided that negotiation shall take place with the militants as a first option in order to counter terrorism. A military operation named, Operation Zarb-e-Azb was started against Politicial and Terrorist Parties like Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Jundallah, al-Qaeda, the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) and the Haqqani network.
Pakistan Government and Army have joined forces and worked together in order to fight against terrorism and have successfully over the years countered terrorist attacks while reducing the number of attacks in Pakistan.