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Nation pays tribute to APS victims on 8th Anniversary

On the 8th anniversary of the darkest day in the history of Pakistan, the whole nation is paying tributes to the martyrs and survivors of callous terrorist APS attacks.

In 2014, when highly armed extremists invaded the APS Peshawar, more than 149 individuals, including 132 children and staff members, lost their life.

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President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi also stated that even after 8 years memories of the attack are still fresh in our hearts.

“This day serves as a reminder that terrorism is a global issue that requires cooperation to solve,” President said.

President also stated that the whole nation is united to end terrorism.

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Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif on Friday via Twitter stated that Pakistan will never forget the sacrifices of its martyrs.

He also added that 16th December 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. This struggle of ours is ongoing and will continue with the same iron will and perseverance until the complete elimination of this monster.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan in his tweet said, “16 Dec is a day the nation will never forget when one of the most horrific acts of terrorism in our history happened – the attack on innocent children of APS Peshawar & their teachers.”

Speaker of National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf also stated that APS attack pain is still fresh in hearts.

For the martyred kids and teachers at Army Public School, special prayers were said around the nation.

On the Yadgar-e-Shuhada, the parents of the students who were killed also placed a floral tribute.

Pakistan also hosted an event to commemorate the 8th Anniversary as part of the OCT’s “Memories” campaign, which was introduced in Malaga, Spain in May 2022 and was also featured in the first UN Global Congress of Victims of Terrorism.

The memorial event will bring together representatives from law enforcement agencies, victims, experts, and UN Member States.


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