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National Assembly remembers APS attack, reiterates to implement NAP

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Monday remembered the tragic incident of Army Public School Peshawar attack, on its fourth anniversary, and reiterated to implement the National Action Plan (NAP) comprehensively.

The House passed a unanimous resolution condemning the atrocities and killings of innocent children at the school. The resolution in this regard was moved forward by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan.

Speaking in the House, Pakistan Peoples Party Leader Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said political parties across the spectrum were united in condemning the gross human rights violations in the Occupied Kashmir.

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Referring to the war on terror, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf said the APS incident could never be forgotten in which innocent children were martyred by terrorists. He said his party had a clear stance against the scourge of terrorism as the former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was martyred in a terrorist attack. He said Pakistani nation was brave and resilient and would successfully defeat this evil.

Taking the floor, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif said the nation was united to defeat the menace of terrorism.

He said the tragic incident of terrorist attack on Army Public School in Peshawar in 2014 brought the whole nation together to curtail this scourge.

“Pakistan Army launched successful operations against the hideouts of terrorists and successfully neutralized them,” he said adding that our valiant security forces had made the country a cradle of peace because of their uncountable sacrifices.

It is pertinent to mention here that, on December 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 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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