Schools, colleges to remain closed on APS attack anniversary

Published: December 16, 2015
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Educational institutions across Sindh, Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) will remain closed on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the December 16 Peshawar attack.

According to Express News, Balochistan and K-P governments have also announced a public holiday in the respective provinces.

The day terrorists struck the unkindest cut of all

A notification by the Punjab government says all schools, colleges and universities in the private, as well as public sectors would observe a holiday in memory of the martyred students and teachers of the Army Public School in Peshawar.

The Punjab University will also remain closed, and all scheduled papers have been postponed.

Meanwhile, the Sindh government also announced closure of all educational institutes.

APS attack anniversary: A tribute to the victims

The development was confirmed by Sindh Education Department spokesperson, and Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad.

At least 144 people, mostly schoolchildren, were killed in the Peshawar school massacre of December 16, 2014.

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  • Hari Om
    Dec 16, 2015 - 2:01PM

    A stark reminder that policy of fomenting terrorism in order to attempt to intimidate neighbouring countries like India is not without high cost for Pakistan. APS tragedy is a clear case where Pakistan having sown the wind of providing “Diplomatic and Moral Support” to “Freedom Fighters” reaped the whirlwind of Terrorism..Recommend

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