APS Martyrs’ Families Call For Peace On Sixth Anniversary
The 2014 attack on the Army Public School, Peshawar when terrorists stormed into a school compound shook not only the country but the entire world as the dastardly attack killed school-going children and teachers.
The families of those martyred in the attack have, on the sixth anniversary of the event, reiterated the call for making the country peaceful and safe for its residents.
“We got this country because of the sacrifices of the martyrs. Today it is strong and peaceful with the blood of martyrs including the APS victims and thousands of others who sacrificed their lives for peace,” one of the parents of the martyred student.
“Whenever I see the hustle and bustle again, I feel proud that the security situation has improved a lot because of the sacrifices of our children. Everyone in the government, opposition, departments, forces, and civilians must play their role to make Pakistan stronger.”
On the same day four years ago (December 16, 2014), terrorists from Afghanistan stormed the APS compound in Peshawar where they killed 147 people including 132 children who were attending their regular classes in the building.
This was the country’s largest and deadliest terrorist attack in the country’s history.
To mark the sixth anniversary of the event, the families of those martyred during the attack have planned various activities across Peshawar to remember those who were brutally martyred by the terrorists.
The event served as a catalyst for the country’s security forces who decided to rid the country of the extremist elements and brought all of the political parties on the same table to agree upon a cohesive national action plan. The plan which was formed under the Pakistan Muslim League (N) government laid down strict directives to rid the country of terrorists especially their financiers.