The civil society activists on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration in front of the National Press Club to condemn the Peshawar school attack.
The protesters asked the government to prepare a clear policy against terrorism.
Affaan Ali Satti, a Bahria University student, asked Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman to end the sit-in and protests following the Peshawar tragedy.
Poet and columnist Harris Khalique said this was the most gruesome act of terrorism in our recent history. Khalique said this was the time we made a final decision to root out militancy and extremism. “Either we give into bigotry and darkness or put up a final battle for peace and enlightenment,” he said.
The protesters also held a candlelight vigil later in the evening.
“It’s a sad, dark and suffocating day in Pakistan. This is an irreparable loss,” said Samar Minallah, a human right activist.
Meanwhile, the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has announced to observe one-minute silence at all schools and colleges in the capital today (Wednesday).
Published in The Express Tribune, December 17th, 2014.