Stronger border security will curb illegal border-crossing and militancy, and improve bilateral relations, analysts say.
Offenders who went unpunished in the past now face a law tailored to nab them.
Operation Zarb-e-Azb and other counter-terrorism operations contributed to improved security, analysts say.
Crime and terrorism are down in many districts, police say.
Co-operation is key to countering terrorism in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia, analysts say.