Friday, March 31, 2023

Pakistani nation mourns six years of brutal APS massacre

brutal APS massacre

The nation is mourning sixth anniversary of the deadliest terror attack in the history of Pakistan on Army Public School, Peshawar. This horrific act of terror martyred 149 students and teachers among whom around 132 were only students. The youngest and only female student martyred in the APS attack, Khaula Bibi was only 6 years old who lost life on her first day at school. They survivors later shared the details mentioning that around six armed terrorists entered the school wearing explosive belts around 10:30 a.m. and opened fire at students and staff.

Soon after knowing about the situation inside the Army Public School, Peshawar, the Pakistan Army’s Special Service Group (SSG) initiated a rescue operation which resultantly killed six terrorists and rescued around 960 individuals. According to the then DG-ISPR, Major General Asim Bajwa, the attackers did not want to take hostages rather, their aim was just to kill as many students as possible. This incident shook everyone not only in Pakistan but at international level as well.

Later, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed the responsibility of this brutal attack on innocent students as a revenge for Operation Zarb-e-Azab being led by Pakistan Army in North Waziristan. After almost a month of the Army Public School incident, a 20-point National Action Plan was introduced in the country. The National Action Plan aimed at eliminating proscribed organizations as well as providing speedy justice through military courts in the cases related to terror. Even after six years of this deadly incident, the wounds of nation are still fresh. In the wake on 16th December, social media is flooded with images memorizing “the black day” and the innocent martyrs.

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Pakistani nation including the key political personalities of Pakistan are also sharing tweets depicting the pain they are feeling for the martyrs and their families. President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi tweeted;

Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted;

Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif tweeted;

Chairman Pakistan People’s Party, Bilawal Bhutto has demanded that the people responsible for APS attack should be punished. Until they are not punished, the APS incident would continue to haunt the nation’s conscience.

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