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Army Public School attack

After four years, the nation could not forget that painful day of 16th December

The 4th anniversary of the callous terrorist attack on the Army Public School Peshawar that left around 144 people, including children and teachers, dead is being observed today. On December 16, 2014, six gunmen affiliated with the Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) conducted a terrorist attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar. The militants, all of whom were foreign nationals entered the school and opened fire on school staff and children, killing 144 people including more than a 100 schoolchildren, ranging between eight and…

Supreme Court to hear 2014 APS carnage case on Oct 5

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday fixed October 5 for hearing of a case pertaining to the 2014 Army Public School (APS) attack in Peshawar. Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar the three-judge bench of the apex court will take up the case. Notices have been issued to the Attorney General, Advocate General of Khyber Pakhtunkwa and others for ensuring their presence during the hearing. The CJP had taken a suo motu notice of the deadliest terror attack in the history of the country, in which 131…

Terror Threat: Interior Ministry declares 31 KP education institutes ‘sensitive’

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Ministry on Monday declared at least thirty educational institutions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) as 'sensitive', ARY News reported.  Interior Ministry has declared 16 universities and 15 colleges in the province sensitive due to security considerations, sources said. The ministry has forwarded a list of the institutions to KP government and the law enforcement agencies. It should be noted that the terrorists had targeted Army Public School (APS) Peshawar in biggest terror attack of the…

Man hanged over judge’s murder in Adiyala Jail

RAWALPINDI: A death row prisoner was executed in Adiyala Jail on Tuesday morning over murdering two people, which included a judge, ARY News reported. According to details, the murderer Naveed Hussain executed in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. After execution, the body was handed over to the relatives. Jail sources said that Hussain had murdered a anti-terrorism court judge Jamshed Khan in 2006. He had escaped from Skardu Jail in 2013 and killed another person during that period. Pakistan lifted a moratorium on…

Six months since the APS Peshawar tragedy, what next?

KARACHI: A lot of water has passed through the rivers of Pakistan since the black day of December 16, 2014 when the terrorists attacked Army Public School in Peshawar killing 132 children and nine teachers of the school including valiant headmistress Tahira Qazi, who lost her life while saving her students from terrorists.