Prime Minister Imran Khan strongly condemned the APS attack saying “deepest sympathies from me to all those affected by the tragic event in Peshawar”, according to sources.
Prime Minister Imran Khan in a message on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attack on Peshawar’s Army Public School 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.
On the occasion, Punjab Chief Minister, Sardar Usman Buzdar has said the students and teachers of the APS had written history with their blood to make Pakistan secure and peaceful.
He said that the great sacrifices given by students and teachers will bear fruits who embraced martyrdom during the APS tragic incident.
The day of 16th December will always refresh the memories of great sacrifices being rendered by the martyrs of APS and the nation will never forget everlasting and unforgettable sacrifices of the children and teachers of APS, he added.
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari paid rich tribute to the innocent martyrs of Army Public school, Peshawar on the 5th anniversary.
In his message, the PPP leader said that extremism and terrorism were the enemies of peace and human development.
The fifth anniversary of the brutal terrorist attack on the Army Public School (APS), Peshawar that left around 150 people martyred is being observed today (Monday).
On this day 2014, a gang of six militants walked in and stormed the school and martyred more than 140 that morning five years ago.
The deadliest attack in Pakistan’s history, the massacre prompted the government to declare an all-out war against terrorist outfits.
In the wake of the attack, military courts were set up for trying terrorists under amendments made to the Constitution and the Army Act.
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.