Three years to Bacha Khan University attack

Charsadda remembers martyrs from Bacha Khan University

Ahtesham Khan January 20, 2019
When contacted, BKU Spokesperson Saeed Khan Khalil rejected all the accusations. PHOTO: UNAIN.INFO

PESHAWAR: Today marks the third year since the terrorist attack on Charsadda's Bacha Khan University on January 20, 2016.

Extremists martyred around 21 people, which included 17 students, two gardeners, one caretaker and one professor. At least 21 people were also wounded in the attack.

Some wounds have still not healed as Samiullah, former student and the only person to survive from his room, is still under treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Over 0.1m children out of school in Charsadda

His injuries were so severe that more than a year after the attack, he would still get constant headaches and could not speak for more than two minutes without getting tired.

A vigil will be held for the martyrs while prayers were also held for them two days ago. Students and families remembered the victims and the unfortunate day that many lives were permanently altered.

Despite the horrific tragedy, prompt action from the Pakistan Army and police ensured that at least 150 others were rescued safe and sound.


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