However, a little is known about the patterns of events and how do they vary over time. Particularly, for urban planners, it shows how urbanization is linked (both affects and is affected by the events) with security issues of the country. Related to it is a unique monograph recently published by RAND Corporation, Drivers of Long-Term Insecurity and Instability in Pakistan Urbanization.
I found a very interesting Global Terrorism Database that can give very important information on it. a lot of information on the events from 1970 to 2013 has been tabloid in this database. I am exploring this database now days, with a view that it may highlight useful information on the much debated topic that urbanization might pose various additional security challenges to the country. I paste below some information i extracted from the dataset for educational purposes.
Other interesting variables that can be used to analyse this dataset include city name, number of casualties, month of incidents and other related information.
This dataset is of particular interest to the students, academics and even to politicians and policy makers such as urban planners, security experts etc. as it gives useful information on the current security challenges being faced by the country. Even, i think, mainstream media has seldom examined this dataset which can become a good source of investigative reporting on the government's efficiency assessment.
No doubt that i am hesitant of discussing such sensitive topics, but being a research scholar in urban planning field, i think it is important to analyse the spatial and population growth in the country from every major aspect. security condition is not only shaping the urban plannig practices it is also shaping the economy of the country. so it should not be ignored in expert analysis.
I would like to see more resaerch using this wonderful dataset, i have seen only a couple of articles on it so far. e.g.:
Urbanisation and Political Change in Pakistan: exploring the known unknowns
Apologies, i am not a good writer and this draft has been produced hastily on a sunday afternoon with a cricket worldcup2015 match going on between Pakistan and Ireland.