Apex court orders formation of inquiry commission to investigate APS attack

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered to form a commission to probe the 2014 Army Public School (APS) terrorist attack in Peshawar.

While hearing the case on Friday, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar headed the three-member bench of the apex court. The bench directed the Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice to immediately form the commission.

Supreme Court also ordered the commission to complete its investigation of the incident and submit its report within six weeks.

During the hearing, CJP regretted that the top court had earlier given this order, but it couldn’t be implemented.

The CJP had taken a suo motu notice of the deadliest terror attack in the history of the country, in which 131 schoolchildren and 10 other people were killed by armed terrorists in the APS on Dec 16, 2014.

Earlier this year, the top judge ordered formation of a judicial commission to probe the Army Public School (APS) attack.

The Peshawar High Court (PHC) chief justice was directed to form the commission, comprising at least one high court judge, and submit a report within two months.

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