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COAS General Bajwa pays rich tributes to APS martyrs

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday paid rich tributes to the martyrs of Army Public School (APS) Peshawar and salute to their brave parents.

“Remembering & praying for our APS Martyrs. Salute to the brave parents. Nation has bravely faced challenges at heavy cost to come out successful, said General Bajwa, in his message on the eve to mark 4th anniversary of APS martyrs, released by DG Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) through his official twitter handle.

“We stay united & steadfast to carry forward Pakistan to its rightful destination of peace & prosperity, Inshallah”, the message continued.

Earlier today, President Dr Arif ALvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan in their separate messages with regard to 4th anniversary of APS martyrs, had said the nation acknowledges the sacrifices of all security forces, including Pakistan Army, for fighting successfully against the menace of terrorism.

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It is pertinent to mention here that the 4th anniversary of the callous terrorist attack on the Army Public School Peshawar that left around 150 people, including children and teachers, dead is being observed today.

On Dec 16, 2014 six terrorists stormed the school and martyred around 150 students and teachers.

After this tragic incident, the government chalked out the National Action Plan (NAP) to eliminate terrorism from the country.

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