Below is a summary of positive trends and problems witnessed by Pakistanis in 2012:
1. GDP growth rate doubled from the low of 1.71% in 2009 to 3.67% in 2012. Consumer price index hit a low of 7.9% in December, the lowest in South Asia region.
2. Terrorism related fatalities declined from the peak of 11,700 in 2009 to 6,211 in 2012, and slightly decreased from 6,303 in 2011, according to SATP. Sectarian deaths accounted for 507 of the 6,2011 victims of terrorism in 2012.
3. Karachi's KSE-100 index surged nearly 50% (37% in US $ terms) in 2012 to top all Asian an…