Jacob Shapiro (Princeton) and Rasul Baksh Rais (LUMS) aim to understand and present empirical evidence of subnational patterns of violence in Pakistan. They have developed a database of approximately 28,000 incidents of political violence in Pakistan reported in major newspapers from 1988 to the present. This policy brief presents preliminary evidence and argues for a data-driven approach in answering challenges posed by political violence.
Shapiro, J.; Saad Gulzar. Political Violence in Pakistan: Myths vs. Realities. (2012) 4 pp.