Pakistan

Vigils held countrywide to pay homage to APS martyrs

KARACHI: Remembering the martyrdom of over 140 people, mostly children, in the gruesome Army Public School (APS) Peshawar attack, vigils were held countrywide at which the participants paid glowing tributes to the martyrs of December 16 attack, ARY News reported.

According to details, people took to public places in different cities and lit candles in memory of the martyrs of APS attack that shocked the nation on December 16, when Taliban militants stormed the military-run school in Peshawar and killed over 140 people, majority of which were students of all age groups.

Citizens paid glowing tributes to the martyrs who with their blood set a new path for the nation to tread to get rid of terrorism menace.

Participants expressed solidarity with bereaved families of the martyred children and staffers of APS Peshawar and resolved not let terrorism gain foothold in the country ever again.

Ceremonies started in almost all cities of the country on Wednesday morning to pay homage to the martyrs with one such event at the APS Peshawar.

The commemoration was attended by the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, COAS Gen Raheel Sharif, governor and chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and senior civil and military officials.

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