Govt again asks for more time to submit APS attack report

PM Imran wants to hold another meeting with victims' parents to 'satisfy' them

Hasnaat Malik January 13, 2022
The committee that reported on the APS attack in February 2015 exonerated everybody, claiming that nobody up, down or sideways bore any responsibility for it by virtue of error, mischance or simply failing to do their duty. PHOTO: REUTERS


The federal government on Thursday sought an additional three weeks from the Supreme Court (SC) to submit a report in the Army Public School (APS) attack case.

Prime Minister Imran Khan signed the request asking the apex court for more time once again. The letter stated the premier has already met the victims’ parents but will hold another meeting with them to further “satisfy” them.

On Nov 10, 2021, the SC had summoned PM Imran and asked the federal government about its inaction against the then top security hierarchy of the country when militants attacked the APS on Dec 16, 2014, in Peshawar.

Read: Nation remembers APS martyrs on seventh anniversary

Wondering that those in charge of the security at that time were now enjoying their lives after receiving the guard of honour, and other perks and privileges upon retirement, Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed ordered the federal government to act against those who showed negligence in the APS tragedy.

The bench instructed the government to submit a report – signed by the prime minister – in this regard in four weeks.

However, on Dec 9, 2021, the incumbent government sought three more weeks from the apex court to file a progress report in the case. 

It urged the top court that additional time should be granted so that a comprehensive report bearing the premier’s signature could be submitted. On the government's request, the SC on Dec 11 extended the deadline for the submission of the report by three weeks.


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