LAHORE: A vigil was held at the Liberty Roundabout on Tuesday for those killed in the Peshawar terrorist attack. The event was organised by Idara-i-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA). Around 60 people gathered at the roundabout. They carried placards, inscribed with slogans against the brutal attack and condemning terrorists. They read: Attack on One School is Attack on All Schools and Save Our Children and Save Our Future. Candles were lit in memory of those who lost their lives in the attack. This was the second time ITA had arranged such an event on the Liberty Roundabout. “This country is united against terrorists. The Taliban cannot demoralise our nation,” said Qamar Abbas of the ITA. The participants also condemned the closure of schools and suspension of educational activities. They said that closing down schools was not the solution.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 31st, 2014.