PM approves naming 122 schools after APS victims

Published: December 14, 2015
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File photo of a vigil for Peshawar attack victims. PHOTO: REUTERS

File photo of a vigil for Peshawar attack victims. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif approved on Monday rechristening 122 schools and colleges of Islamabad after names of the December 16 Peshawar attack victims.

The initiative has been undertaken to ensure the memory of the victims continues to persist in our nation’s history, announced the premier.

On December 16, 2014, Taliban gunmen slaughtered 150 people, more than 130 of them children aged between nine and 19, at the Army Public School in Peshawar in an assault that shocked and outraged the country.

Subsequently, a 20-point NAP was approved by the country’s political leadership following the attack.

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Military courts were later set up after the 21st constitutional amendment, and end of moratorium on execution of death penalties as a response to the deadly attack.

The prime minister said the intolerant do not want our children to learn but he will not give in to their demands.

To fight back against enemies, we must promote tolerance, enlightenment and education in our homeland, added Nawaz.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Jibran
    Dec 14, 2015 - 7:53PM

    APS massacre was a tragic crime. However, the PM must not forget and trivialize thousands of civilians and their kin butchered mercilessly by the monsters nurtured by the establishment and its stooges. Civilians deserve an apology from their institution for heinous crimes against them. Recommend

  • Dec 15, 2015 - 3:50AM

    @Jibran:
    No! civilians do not deserve any apology from the “institution” you are trying to refer to. That “institution” has gave more sweat and blood to the country than anybody commenting here. Not to mention that APS victims are mostly children of parents coming from same “institution”. Comments such as yours are not new and are posted and published fairly regularly on this website. Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Dec 15, 2015 - 4:44AM

    Very wise decision. The cowards who opposed College’s name after Malala should be ashamed of themselves now. Recommend

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