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APS attack survivor shines in GCSE exams

KARACHI: Around four years after the Army Public School (APS) carnage that killed 150 people (mostly pupils), one of the survivors of the massacre, Ahmad Nawaz, excelled in GCSE examinations in the UK, securing top marks. Ahmad secured six A* and two As in his eight international GCSE exams. He took to the social media to make this announcement, drawing widespread appreciation from numerous quarters for his feat. “Thanks to my parents and all of you for supporting me. This is a big success for me and takes me many…

TTP confirms Fazlullah’s death, appoints new leader

KABUL: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced it had appointed a new leader on Saturday after the militant group confirmed for the first time its former chief Maulana Fazlullah was killed in a US drone strike last week. Fazlullah is believed to have ordered the failed 2012 assassination of Malala Yousafzai, who became a global symbol of the fight for girls' rights to schooling, and who later won the Nobel Peace Prize. His group -- Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) -- was also behind the massacre of more than 150…

APS survivor meets Pakistan legends at Leeds

LEEDS: A teenage Pakistan boy, who survived the Army Public School terrorist attack in 2014, met the Pakistani cricket legends during the second day's play between Pakistan and England at Headingley on Saturday. Waleed Khan survived a dozen bullets in the attack which left some 150 plus kids and teachers dead in one of the most barbaric attacks in Pakistan. He now plays cricket and studies in Birmingham. The boy was invited as a special guest by the Test Match Special commentary Team to Headingley to share the horrific…

PHC orders to build ‘proper monument’ for APS martyrs

PESHAWAR: Expressing displeasure over current monument for Army Public School (APS) martyrs, the Peshawar High Court has ordered the provincial government to hire services of a good architect and prepare design for the monument acceptable to the parents of the martyrs. The order was issued by a two-member bench comprising Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan and Justice Muhammad Nasir Mehfooz, while hearing a case filed by Fazal Khan who had challenged and declared the structure built in the memory of Army Public School (APS)…

Sar-e-Aam to send 116 children to school to pay tribute to APS martyrs

ARY News anchor and Sar-e-Aam host Iqrar-ul-Hasan announced to start a mission to send at least 116 children to school in order to  pay a befitting tribute to the 116 children who lost their lives in the December 16 Army Public School attack. In a video message on his page and then during his Friday show, Iqar-ul-Hassan maintained that there can be no fitting tribute to the martyrs of the 2014 tragedy than sending children who cannot afford education to school. The Sar-e-Aam host announced to personally bear the…

Political leaders remember APS Peshawar martyrs on third anniversary

ISLAMABAD: Pledging their support to Pakistan Army in its countrywide anti-terror operations, leaders from major political parties of the country on Saturday paid rich tributes to the martyrs of Army Public School (APS) Peshawar on third anniversary of the terrorist attack. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, in a message, urged the nation to make a pledge to build a peaceful democratic society with zero tolerance for religious, ethnic, and sectarian violence. Paying tribute to the martyrs, the premier said the day…

APS victim’s mother demands death for Ehsanullah Ehsan

KARACHI: A mother of one of the victims of 2014 APS massacre has demanded that former TTP spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan should be hanged till death over his role in the tragedy which shook the whole Pakistan, ARY News reported. “He is a killer of our children and deserves an exemplary punishment," the mother who lost her child Asfand in the attack told ARY News on Wednesday. She demanded that Ehsanullah Ehsan should be hanged publically within the premises of Army Public School, adding that Ehsan was a terrorist who…

Schools, colleges in Peshawar to remain closed on APS martyrs’ anniversary

PESHAWAR: Educational institutes including schools, colleges and universities will remain closed on December 16 Friday on the second anniversary of the Army Public School (APS) tragedy, ARY News reported. "On the Second anniversary of Army Public School (APS) incident and the prevailing sensitivity of the security situation, all the Schools, Colleges and Universities (government & private) in district Peshawar shall remain closed on Friday, 16th December, 2016" says a statement released by Deputy Commissioner…