In order to devise strategies to prevent and mitigate suicide bombings, it is imperative to understand the impact of previous bombings. After careful analysis, we can identify recurring patterns and use these insights to formulate security plans that will assist armed forces and security personnel such as provincial police, Pakistan Rangers, and Pakistan Army in counter-terrorism. This will also create awareness among the common public to take preventative measures and eventually help in prevailing peace.
The national and provincial governments can analyze the trends presented by the dashboard and plan its strategies to counter this life-threatening adversity accordingly. The strategies implemented should be along the lines of specific, reliable, measurable and time effective objectives. This would enhance the effectiveness of institutions and bring the government and military on the same page.
The dataset used for this dashboard “Pakistan Suicide Bombing Attacks 1995-2017” is sourced through Kaggle and published by CHISEL on the website of Open Data. The dashboard developed gives users the option to view data of each province over different years. In a total of 490 suicide blasts all over Pakistan in 22 years, over 7000 people lost their lives, and more than 18000 experienced injuries. During the years 2007-11, a spike can be seen in the fatalities and injured persons all over Pakistan due to suicide bombings. These were troublesome years due to political disputes. KPK was most adversely affected with peak casualties and injuries in 2009.