As wounds of Army Public School Peshawar attack reopen on every winter this day, tears burst out in eyes when heart rendering scenes of the massacre recalled. On fifth anniversary of the attack, Pakistanis honour martyrs of Peshawar attacks on social media.
Nation is observing the fifth anniversary of one of the deadliest attacks in Peshawar history.
On Twitter, hashtags like, #APSPeshawar, #BlackDay, #APSMartyrs, #APSAttack are being used to commemorate the attacks and become top trends.
Twitteraties are showing their resilience on the anniversary on social media.
The entire country is showing its support for the victims and their families on social media.
The message is clear: education is the path to peace.
As a mother, I am unable to utter a single word as my pain rolls from my eyes! It's a test that you went through and I pray no one goes through it. #APSPeshawar
— Fouzia (@eternallymisfit) December 16, 2019
One user paid his tribute by writing, “In the making of foundations of Pakistan strong, the sacrifices of APS flowers will be written on the most top, the restrain and determination of their parents will be considered as a role to roll forward. Red salute.”
In the making of foundations of Pakistan strong, the sacrifices of APS flowers will be written on the most top, the restrain and determination of their parents will be considered as a role to roll forward. Red salute #APSPeshawar
— Harun (@EngineerHaarun) December 16, 2019
— BACHELOR BOIS 🇵🇰 (@usmanshafiq958) December 16, 2019
— ملک ثاقب شبیر 👑 (@King_9T9) December 16, 2019
— حنا✨ (@HinnNasir) December 16, 2019
Won't forget, won't forgive #BlackDay
— Its_me_wqas (@WqasAsghar) December 16, 2019
— Sriti❤️🌺 (@Sritijha12) December 16, 2019
— umair aziz (@umairaziz5) December 16, 2019
No more tragedies like #APSPeshawar. Those who can feel are diffently crying today.
— Ignorant-لاعلم (@haseebuj) December 16, 2019
On the other hand, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa also paid rich tributes on the fifth anniversary of Peshawar Massacre.
rime 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.
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
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.