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Martyrs, ghazis of APS attack paid tribute

PESHAWAR: A ceremony was held at the Army Public School (APS) Peshawar on Sunday to pay tribute to the martyrs and ghazis of the Dec 16 carnage, said the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).  

The ceremony began with a special prayer for the martyrs after which national anthem was played. A smartly turned out contingent of the Pakistan Army presented the guard of honour.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Governor Shah Farman laid a floral wreath at the martyrs’ monument and offered fateha for the departed souls.

Later, he joined the families of Shuhada (martyrs) at a large gathering of locals, school children and staff for Quran Khawani within the school premises.

During interaction with the families of Shahuda, the Governor said that the entire nation is standing shoulder to shoulder with the bereaved families.

He said that APS tragedy united the nation against terrorism. Commander Peshawar Corps Lt Gen Shaheen Mazhar Mehmood was also present at the ceremony.

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

After this tragic incident, the government chalked out the National Action Plan (NAP) to eliminate terrorism from the country. Besides, the armed forces launched military operations in the country’s tribal areas to eradicate the scourge of terrorism.

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