Pakistan marks third anniversary of APS attack

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PESHAWAR: The third anniversary of the Army Public School carnage that claimed lives of 147 individuals, most commonly schoolchildren, is being noticed nowadays.

The portraits of the martyrs were displayed on roads in Peshawar Cantonment and different portions of the provincial capital to pay tributes to them. An tournament used to be held on the Army Public School & College (Boys) in Peshawar in reminiscence of the martyrs. Corps Commander Peshawar, Lt Gen Nazir Ahmed Butt was  the executive visitor at the instance.

The households of the martyrs and a few organisations have organized Quran Khwani for the departed souls at their houses and other puts within the provincial capital. A gaggle of oldsters of the martyred scholars has introduced a protest sit-in out of doors the Peshawar Press Club at the instance of third anniversary of the terrorist attack to spotlight their grievances and calls for.

Security around the provincial capital has been upgraded to steer clear of any untoward incident. According to a senior police reputable, a host of seek and strike operations have been performed everywhere Peshawar all the way through the previous couple of days to arrest suspects.

A complete of 147 folks, together with 122 schoolchildren, have been martyred when six militants attacked the Army Public School & College (Boys) within the Peshawar Cantonment on Warsak Road on December 16, 2014.

The oldsters of the schoolchildren are nonetheless celebrating the birthdays of their martyred youngsters whilst moms of many have stored the schoolbags and all of the assets of their youngsters. They stay visiting the graves of their youngsters.

Not best the oldsters and shut members of the family, however the pals of the martyred scholars or even most of the people can by no means put out of your mind the smiling faces of the blameless scholars who become sufferer of the worst ever terrorist act within the nation.

Many faculties, roads and a park have been named after the martyrs of the APS tragedy in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Fata, Punjab and Balochistan. People have positioned massive billboards of many of those younger souls in several portions of the town to pay tributes to them.

A National Action Plan used to be introduced after the APS attack that ended in development within the regulation and order state of affairs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and relaxation of the rustic in recent times. According to the information of the KP Police, 2017 remained probably the most non violent yr within the final decade because of the movements taken by the police and safety forces.

Prime minister will pay tribute to martyrs

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has instructed the country to make a pledge to construct a democratic society with 0 tolerance for violence and extremism in identify of faith, sect, ethnicity or race.

In his message to the country at the anniversary of the tragedy of Army Public School (APS) Peshawar to be noticed on Saturday (December 16), the top minister stated the day can be remembered as black day in country’s historical past when barbaric parts had focused the blameless youngsters of the APS. He stated the youngsters who had long past to university for learn about, returned both in coffins or critically injured. He stated the Pakistani country had rendered extraordinary sacrifices in struggle towards terrorism, more than another country on the planet.

The top minister seen that the APS tragedy had ended in the ancient nationwide harmony and promoted the country to make a company get to the bottom of for unanimously launching a decisive motion towards terrorists.

He stated the valiant safety forces of Pakistan defeated the terrorists underneath the National Action Plan and broke their again consequent to their tireless efforts. The blood of the blameless folks has come to fruition making the Pakistani country the one country the world over that had defeated the terrorists.

Prime Minister Abbasi stated the reminiscence of the APS sufferers would proceed irritating us. This day would stay recalling us as how a lot blameless souls we had sacrificed to purge our place of origin of terrorists.

He stated December 16 used to be the day to pay tribute to these blameless other folks and sympathise with their grieved oldsters and the country would stay their immortal sacrifice alive ceaselessly. He stated it used to be additionally the day to resume our nationwide get to the bottom of towards

The top minister stated entire of the Pakistani country will pay tribute to its blameless martyrs, Pakistan Army, police and safety forces and make a pledge to take this fight to its logical finish.

Imran Khan’s message 

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan in a tweet stated “Today as we be mindful with sorrow the devastating terrorist attack on APS Peshawar that martyred our valuable blameless youngsters & their academics, we will have to be sure that it will by no means occur once more so our long run generations may also be nurtured safely to apply their goals”

Bilawal laments inactivity after APS tragedy

In his message at the the third anniversary of APS attack, the PPP chairman stated in a tweet, “three years after the #APS tragedy we proceed to fail the sufferers. Failed to behavior the judicial inquiry their households demanded. Failed to enforce #NAP. Failed to insure such an incident would by no means occur once more, now not on our watch. We can do higher. A #PPP executive will.”

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