APS attack: ISPR's heart-wrenching video message talks about revenge through education

Published: December 14, 2015
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In a hauntingly beautiful song that will give you goosebumps and move you to tears, Pakistan Army has paid tribute to Army Public School massacre victims.

The video, released by the military’s media wing Inter Services public relations (ISPR) days before the one year anniversary of the deadliest attack in Pakistan’s history, calls for avenging the victims of the deadly massacre by educating the enemy’s children.

Peshawar school attack: ISPR honours victims in melodic tribute

Just like the song Bara dushman bana phirta hai, children lend their voice to the song which talks about the importance of the pen and shows the undefeated spirit of the children who are on their way to school.

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Mujhey Maa us se badla leney jana hai

Mujhey dushman k bachon ko parhana hai

This verse sends a powerful message that children are not frightened and that they are more determined than ever to end the ignorance that the Taliban are mired in by teaching their children.

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No answers for revenge-seeking APS victims’ parents

The massacre saw nine extremists scale the walls of an army-run school in Peshawar, lobbing grenades and opening fire on terrified children and teachers, murdering them one by one before being killed by security services.

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Four APS militants hanged in Kohat

Watch the video here:

Many took to Twitter in praise of the new song by ISPR:

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Reader Comments (14)

  • Ano
    Dec 14, 2015 - 12:27PM

    I find it funny how people who regularly bash Malala are now falling head over heels for this song when her message is exactly the same, revenge not through the gun but through educating each and every child.

    Beautiful video, by the way!Recommend

  • Thoughtful Pakistani
    Dec 14, 2015 - 1:16PM

    Because Malala is a Drama simple enough for anyone whose thoughts are not prevailed by so-called open-mindednessRecommend

  • Soha
    Dec 14, 2015 - 2:38PM

    Revenge through education – What a lovely message to allRecommend

  • Raja Farrhat satti
    Dec 14, 2015 - 5:39PM

    Revange through education,,what nice massage,, nd also show the real sprit of ture muslim who also worried about walfare of ememy’s childrensRecommend

  • Faizan
    Dec 14, 2015 - 6:46PM

    So nice message! It is simply an awesome response. ISPR! You are so good.Recommend

  • Dec 14, 2015 - 7:45PM

    What a beautiful message for the enemy! We will beat you with education, the most powerful tool against ignorance!

    Abdul Quddus
    DET – U.S. Central CommandRecommend

  • feedback
    Dec 14, 2015 - 10:12PM

    DJ bajwa should make another song for the victims of lal masjid. I guess they were children too, Its really sad, these children lost their lives for a national action planRecommend

  • Raj - USA
    Dec 14, 2015 - 10:35PM

    Very beautiful song with an excellent message. Liked it very much. Recommend

  • Lakhkar Khan
    Dec 15, 2015 - 3:11AM

    @Thoughtful Pakistani:

    Hope you get shot in the head just like she did. I then want to know how you feel. Maybe you will be able to answer, of maybe not. Recommend

  • Malveros
    Dec 15, 2015 - 7:03AM

    @feedback:

    There were no child victims in Lal Masjid Case.Recommend

  • Pakistan
    Dec 15, 2015 - 10:17AM

    Who wrote lyrics and who sang the composition?Recommend

  • Jawad U Rahman
    Dec 15, 2015 - 1:52PM

    @feedback: the victims of Lal Masjid were young girls held hostage and as human shield by the mullah who fled himself in burqa. Even they were given ample time to come out safely before the operation to flush out the heavily armed terrorists. Don’t compare the two situations.Recommend

  • Naeem Sandhu
    Dec 15, 2015 - 3:36PM

    Couldn’t keep my tears from damping my face. Truly a great song with nice lyrics… Best of Best revenge is through educating the enemy, what an attitude. Recommend

  • US CENTCOM
    Dec 15, 2015 - 10:28PM

    The nation of Pakistan is set to observe the first anniversary of the terrorist attack on Army Public School (APS) on Dec 16, 2015. The terrorists left a permanent scar on the lives of many parents, siblings, and family members. When you read about how some of the families continue to struggle with the loss of their loved ones; you get a clear sense that many are yet to come out of the shock. The Peshawar school attack was one of the deadliest in Pakistan’s history. No words can describe the evil nature of the attack. The terrorists claimed more than 150 lives on that dreadful day, and it is just heart wrenching to think that the children were the prime target.
    We can relate to the pain brought by the indiscriminate killings at the hands of the terrorists. The U.S. and Pakistan share a mutual stance against terrorism and condemn all acts of violence. President Obama again condemned the attack on APS during PM Nawaz Sharif’s visit to the U.S. in October. It is important to stand united against those who threaten the safety of our land and people. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the APS victims. We remember everyone who was taken from on during that horrific act of terror. The pain may never go away, but we sincerely hope that the loved ones find the strength to remain strong.

    Ali Khan
    Digital Engagement Team, USCENTCOMRecommend

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