APS Peshawar attack: Social Media Rue the Gut-Wrenching Tragedy

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

16th Dec, 2020. 09:53 am
APS Peshawar

The outpouring of grief and support on social media, six years after the Army Public School APS Peshawar massacre has brought the country together.

Today marks the anniversary of the APS Peshawar attack, a national tragedy that awakened the Pakistani nation and became a rallying cry for them to unite against the existential threat.

Every December the poignant images of blood-soaked school bags, life-less bodies in school uniforms, and traumatic bereavement of parents come back to remind us that the fight against terrorism must not end until these young victims are avenged.

Social media users took to Twitter and other platforms to recall the tragedy and within minutes #APS_WeCantForGetYou, #APS_ToHeaven, #BlackDay, #APSMartyrsDay and #APSPeshawar became top trends on the popular microblogging site.

Here is how Twitter users showed resilience on the anniversary of APS attack.

PM’s Message

Prime Minister Imran Khan in a message on the the terrorist attack on Peshawar’s APS reiterated the nation’s resolve towards national, regional and world peace.

In his message on the occasion, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser said the scarifies of innocent children of APS Peshawar would not go waste and the scourge of terrorism and extremism would be rooted out from the society.

He noted that the Pakistani nation would always stand with the bereaved families and would continue to share their inexpressible grieve.

CM KP’s Message

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Mahmood Khan said that martyrdom of students and teachers would always be remembered.

He said that innocent students of Army Public School sacrificed their lives to lay a foundation of lasting peace in the country and made the entire nation, government and security forces united against the common enemy.

CM Mahmood said that the provincial government salutes the determination of families of martyrs who bear this great loss with patience and perseverance.


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