Fourth anniversary of APS attack observed

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PESHAWAR, Dec 16 (APP):The fourth anniversary of devastating terrorist attack on Army Public School (APS) Peshawar was observed here on Sunday and paid rich tribute the martyrs of the incident.

The terrorists stormed the Army Public School on December 16,
2014 and martyred around 150 people including more than 130 young students.
The incident shacked the country and the news spread in the
entire world like a wild fire, leaving the whole nation sadden and in a grief
and sorrow.
A ceremony in to pay tribute to the martyrs and Ghazis of Army
Public School (APS) Warsak road Peshawar was held here which was attended by Governor
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shah Farman, Corps Commander Peshawar Lt. Gen. Shaheen
Mazhar Mehmood, parents of martyred students and others.
The ceremony started with a special prayer for martyrs, followed
by the national anthem. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army
presented the guard of honour.
Governor KP Shah Farman laid a floral wreath at the martyrs’
monument and offered Fateha for the departed souls.
Later, he joined the families of Shuhada, large gathering of
locals, school children and staff for Quran Khawani within school
premises.
During Interaction with the families of martyrs, the Governor said that entire nation is standing
shoulder to shoulder with the bereaved families. He said that APS tragedy
united the nation against terrorism.
Meanwhile, another function was held to pay homage to the
martyrs of APS at APS (Archive) Library Peshawar beside a ‘Taleemi dharna’ was
staged in front of Peshawar Press Club.
People from different walk of live and civil society members attended
by paying rich tribute to martyrs and expressed their sympathies with the
bereaved families of APS martyrs.
Earlier, a candlelight vigil was held last night on the eve of
fourth anniversary at the Shuhada APS memorial put up on the premises of APS
(Archive) Library.
There were banners and pictures displayed by the parents and
relatives of the martyrs students and lit candles on this occasion.