Panel submits APS tragedy report to SC

Over 140 were killed in the Army Public School massacre of 2014


Our Correspondent July 10, 2020

PESHAWAR:

The commission formed to probe into the 2014 Army Public School tragedy in which over 140 teachers and pupils were martyred by a gang of militants has submitted its report to the Supreme Court.

The commission’s 3,000-page report contains the statements of 132 people, including 101 witnesses, 31 policemen, Pakistan Army personnel and other officers, apart from that of the parents.

Former chief justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had formed the commission in 2018 on the request of the martyred children’s parents to investigate the APS tragedy. The former chief justice had appointed Peshawar High Court Justice Muhammad Ibrahim as the head of the commission.

Other members of the commission include Peshawar inspector general of police, Corps Commander Peshawar, home secretary, chief secretary and other high-ranking officials.

Former chief justice Nisar had directed the formation of the commission and instructed to submit the report within six months.

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