Remembering the martyrs of APS attack on 8 anniversary today
Today marks the eighth anniversary of the devastating terrorist attack on Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar that martyred around 150 people.
On December 16, 2014, six terrorists stormed the army-run school and martyred around 150 people, including more than 130 young students.
The incident shook the country and resulted in the formation of a National Action Plan to stem extremism and terrorism in the country, as well as the creation of military courts to try ‘hardcore’ terrorists.
To mark the anniversary, an event will be held at the school in Peshawar, which will be attended by senior civilian and military officials.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Department has directed all schools in the province to hold special functions and prayers in connection with the heart-wrenching incident today.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif paid tribute to the martyrs of the terrorist attack on Army Public School Peshawar, on the eighth anniversary of the tragedy on Friday.
“December 16 is the day for the whole of Pakistan to be united against terrorism. This day is a message to the whole world that Pakistan has made great sacrifices to eradicate terrorism. Our struggle is ongoing and will continue,” PM said.