Today (Wednesday) marks the sixth anniversary of the brutal terrorist attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, which killed around 150 people, ARI News reported.
On December 16, 2014, at least 149 people were killed, including 132 students and 17 employees, and several others were injured when terrorists attacked the Army General School of Peshawar.
A number of activities and events will be held across the country to remember the sacrifices of innocent children.
In a message marking the sixth anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Prime Minister Imran Khan affirmed the nation’s determination to achieve national, regional and global peace.
In a message on the occasion, Prime Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmud Khan said that the martyrdom of students and teachers will always be a memory.
He said that the innocent students of the government army school sacrificed their lives to lay the foundation for lasting peace in the country and made the nation, government and security forces united against the common enemy.
MP Mahmoud said that the regional government salutes the resolve of the families of the martyrs who bear this heavy loss with patience and perseverance.
In his message on this occasion, Speaker of the National Assembly, Asad Caesar, said that innocent children from Peshawar’s government school of army will not be in vain, and that the scourge of terrorism and extremism will be eradicated from society.
He indicated that the Pakistani nation will always stand by the bereaved families and will continue to share their untold grief.
Senate President Sadiq Sangrani said students and teachers at APS wrote history with their blood to make Pakistan safe and peaceful.
He said that the great sacrifices made by students and teachers will bear fruits who welcomed the martyrdom during the tragic APS incident.
It should be noted that a judicial committee set up by the former chief of the Supreme Court, Mian Saqib Nassar, had submitted its report on the APS attack to the Supreme Court on July 10, 2020.
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