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APS attack: Judicial commission records statement of defence ministry officials

PESHAWAR: Defence ministry officials on Saturday recorded their statements before a judicial commission constituted to probe the horrendous Army Public School (APS) attack in 2014, ARY News reported. According to Imranullah Khan, a member of the commission, more statements will be recorded in connection to the terrorist attack that claimed lives of more than 140 people. Khan relayed that the commission will finalize its report soon and send it to the Supreme Court. "Commission also recorded statements of the Counter…

Fawad Chaudhry appeals media to show responsibility 

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said TV channels not suspended their comedy programs even on December 16, the tragic day in country's history. In his tweet, the minister said even on the December 16, the dreadful day, when APS attack took place that left around 150 people, including children and teachers, dead, in 2014, the TV channels had not suspended their comedy programs. کسی ایک چینل نے بھی اپنے کامیڈی پروگرام سانحہ APS کے احترام میں منسوخ نہیں کئے جب آپ توجہ دلاتے…

Sacrifices of APS martyrs will always be remembered: CNS Zafar Mahmood

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi on Sunday paid glowing tribute to the martyrs of Army Public School (APS) and said that their sacrifices will always be remembered. In his message on the eve of fourth anniversary of the Dec 2014 Army Public School attack, which killed around 150 students and staff members, Zafar Mahmood Abbasi also paid homage to the parents and bereaved families of the APS martyred. Earlier, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa paid rich tribute to…

Nation ready to give every sacrifice to stop extremism: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: Paying homage to all the martyrs of Army Public School Peshawar, President Dr. Arif Alvi on Sunday said that the nation is ready to give every sacrifice to stop the way of extremism in the country. In his message to mark the fourth anniversary of the Dec 2014 Army Public School attack, which killed around 150 students and staff members, President Arif Alvi paid a rich tribute to the martyrs and expressed sympathies with the families of the martyred students. He said that the sacrifice of innocent students and…

Salman Iqbal kick starts Sar-e-Aam campaign to pay tribute to APS martyrs

KARACHI: President and CEO ARY Digital Network Salman Iqbal has kick started a campaign initiated by ARY News' Sar-e-Aam team to pay a befitting tribute to the children who lost their lives in the 2014 Army Public School attack. In a video message on his social media page, Sar-e-Aam host Iqar-ul-Hassan announced that his team has started a campaign to renovate government-run schools in the country with President and CEO ARY Digital Network Salman Iqbal kick-starting the drive by taking the responsibility of renovation of…

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…