Country marks one month since Peshawar school attack

Three JF-17 thunder jets presented a fly past over APS to pay homage to those who lost their lives in the attack


Web Desk January 16, 2015
Three JF-17 jets flew over Peshawar's APS on January 16 to salute the victims and survivors of last month's militant attack. PHOTO: INP

KARACHI: Ceremonies were held in different parts of the country to mark the one-month anniversary of the deadly attack in a army-run school in Peshawar, Radio Pakistan reported.

The school was attacked on December 16 by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), who killed 150 people, including over 130 children.

A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) spokesperson said three JF-17 thunder jets presented a fly past over the Army Public School to pay homage to those who lost their lives in the attack.

Further, in Lahore, a human chain was formed at the Army Public School.

A candle vigil was also organised outside Parliament House in Islamabad. Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid, while addressing the vigil, said the nation is united against terrorists, and no militant will be given refuge in Pakistan.







However, chants of Jiye Bhutto and Jiye Zardari drowned out the voices calling for justice for terror victims at the Do Talwar vigil in Karachi. Some even complained about the 'hijack' and politicisation of a protest which till that point had been largely led by the civil society. PPP supporters overwhelmed protesters and soon pictures of former President Asif Ali Zardari  and slain PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto started to crowd out placards by civil society members and the pictures of terror victims.




PHOTO: MUNIRA ABBAS/EXPRESS


PHOTO: MUNIRA ABBAS/EXPRESS



Pakistan cricket team to visit APS

Meanwhile, the Pakistan cricket team is scheduled to visit APS in Peshawar tomorrow (Saturday), Express News reported.

Nine players of the team will visit the graveyard where the slain victims of the attack are buried, along with the families of the victims. They will also visit children who are still recovering from injuries in hospitals.

The team was under heavy scrutiny on Thursday when reports emerged of them visiting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and not the school.

 

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COMMENTS (9)

Rhymetime | 6 years ago | Reply

@pervez IK been there I think u were sleeping that time now u just woke up pakistani put the right question ? Where is our macro polo pm ?i hope u not pervez rasheed if u r then ur pathetic jhoota man whom nobody believes

Mou thiunk he was throw | 6 years ago | Reply

@Pakistani

Neither IK or PTI was present. Dont make up things. Why do you think he was thrown out of APS by grieving parents. PTI trolls love to lie.

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