ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan took to Twitter and remembered the students of APS, saying “Today as we remember with sorrow the devastating terrorist attack on APS Peshawar that martyred our precious innocent children and their teachers.”
He said we must ensure this can never happen again so our future generations can be nurtured safely to follow their dreams.
Meanwhile, ousted PTI leader Jahangir Tareen also expressed solidarity, saying “Three years ago on this day, we lost invaluable innocent lives in the gruesome APS Peshawar tragedy. May Allah raise ranks of those angels in Jannat and may He give their parents patience and strength for the rest of their lives.”
On the other hand, Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif said that the nation cannot forget sacrifices rendered by APS students and staff members as they were for special cause. He said that war against terrorism will be continued until the elimination of last militant.
Moreover, Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that the memories of martyrs will always be in our hearts, adding that the nation pays tribute to the children who bravely faced terrorist attack. He said the children who had gone to school for study, returned either in coffins or severely injured.
On the other hand, the nation is observing third anniversary of brutal APS carnage. The dawn that Pakistan saw on December 16, three years ago, unfolded as one of the most tragic incidents in the history of the country as over 140 lives, mostly young children were lost as extremists belonging to a banned outfit stormed Peshawar APS and opened fire.
Pakistan Army conducted an operation killing over five attackers and secured the premises with both the civil and military leadership coming on same page in bid to rid Pakistan of banned outfits and operatives of terrorist organisations.
Pakistan’s fight against extremism and hatred continues three years after school-going children sacrificed their lives pushing the nation in mourning.