Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday, paid rich tribute to Army Public School (APS) martyrs.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), army chief in his heart felt message on the fifth anniversary of APS attack said,
“APS carnage will never be forgotten. Five of the involved terrorists have been hanged through military courts.”
Army Chief said, “Salute to martyrs and their families. We have come a long way in failing terrorism as a nation. ”
Army Chief General Bajwa continued, “United we move towards lasting peace and prosperity of Pakistan.”
“APS carnage will never be forgotten. Five of the involved terrorists have been hanged through military courts. Salute to martyrs and their families. We have come a long way in failing terrorism as a nation. United we move towards lasting peace and prosperity of Pakistan”, COAS. pic.twitter.com/Swv1ocF3gO
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) December 16, 2019
On the other hand, Prime Minister Imran Khan strongly condemned the APS attack saying “deepest sympathies from me to all those affected by the tragic event in Peshawar.”
Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated the nation’s resolve towards national, regional and world peace.
The premier said that education is the only weapon with which extremism and terrorism could be defeated permanently.
Meanwhile, nation observes the anniversary of carnage today.
Parents organized a vigil in memories of their beloved ones in APS Shuhada Memorial.
Mothers burst out in tears while discussing the moments and watching pictures of their martyred sons.
The deadliest attack in Pakistan’s history, the massacre prompted the government to declare an all-out war against terrorist outfits.
However, In the wake of the attack, military courts were set up for trying terrorists under amendments made to the Constitution and the Army Act.
Following the attack on the Army Public School, the government ramped up its security operations, with the military stepping up air attacks and ground operations in all seven northwestern tribal districts.
Moreover, A number of activities and functions will be held across the country to remember the sacrifices of innocent children.
A special function has also been arranged in Army Public School Peshawar to pay homage to the martyred students and teachers of the school.
APS Attack History:
On December 16 2014, six terrorists associated with the banned outfit conducted the attack on school that martyred 132 innocent students and 17 staff members.