Nation still in tears over APS tragedy

Members of the APS Shuhada (martyrs) Forum hold demonstration outside the Peshawar Press Club


​ Our Correspondent December 16, 2019
APS Students in a Solidarity rally for their fellow classmates who were victims of a gruesome attack. PHOTO: REUTERS

PESHAWAR: As the nation marked the fifth anniversary of the Army Public School (APS) attack, Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chairman and former federal interior minister Aftab Ahmad Sherpao on Sunday paid rich tributes to the martyrs.

In a statement issued from the party headquarters Watan Kor, he recalled that the attack had united the nation in the fight against terrorism. Remembering the martyrs of the APS attack, Sherpao said the nation will always remember the sacrifices of the innocent children and that the country still hurts from the loss.

The QWP leader said that the attack had prompted the government to declare an all-out war against militants and to restore viable peace in the country. The nation is still in a state of shock and grief over the brazen attack in which innocent school children were targeted, he added.

Earlier in Peshawar, members of the APS Shuhada (martyrs) Forum held a demonstration outside the Peshawar Press Club.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 16th, 2019.

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