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SC orders to make public APS Judicial Commission report along with Govt’s response


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

25th Sep, 2020. 10:58 am
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The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered to make Army Public School (APS) Judicial Commission report along with Government’s response to be made public.

According to the details, The Supreme Court has ordered to make public, the report of the Commission of Inquiry and the Federal Government regarding the Army Public School attack.

A three-member bench of the Supreme Court heard the APS suo moto notice case. The court ordered that the report of the commission of inquiry and the federal government’s response to it be made public.

The Supreme Court has appointed Amanullah Kanrani as a judicial assistant in the case. The court also directed the government to formulate a line of action on the commission report and take stern action against those responsible.

It may be recalled that the commission set up to probe the Army Public School attack had sent its report to the Supreme Court in July 2020 after completing its proceedings.

According to APS Commission spokesman Imranullah, the commission’s report is 3,000 pages long.

The commission recorded the statements of 132 people, including the parents of the children who were martyred in the tragedy.

Statements from 101 witnesses and 31 police, army, and other officers have also been recorded.

APS Attack

On 16 December 2014 gunmen stormed the Army Public School in the northern city of Peshawar. More than 150 people were martyred, 132 of them children.

More than 1,000 students, from preschool to high school, were on the campus when the attack began. Militants entered classrooms and auditoriums and opened fire on students and teachers.

In response to the attack, Nawaz Sharif, the then prime minister of Pakistan, lifted the moratorium on capital punishment in terrorism-related cases and established a 20-point counterterrorism policy measure called the National Action Plan.