APS Peshawar Massacre: Nation salutes to the martyrs says FM Qureshi

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

16th Dec, 2020. 11:54 am
APS Peshawar

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on account of the Army Public School (APS) Peshawar’s attack anniversary has said that December 16 is one of the darkest days in the history of Pakistan.

According to the details, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan will never forget the killings of children at the Army Public School attack. He said Pakistan is in the war against terrorism and its army with the support of the masses had ended the scourge from the country.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also in a message on 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.

More than 140 people, mostly students, were killed by militant gunmen at the Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar on December 16th, 2014.

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.


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