On December 16, 2014, six terrorists (Taliban) rampaged through APS a military-run school in Peshawar, killing 147 students and staff.
This methodical killing of young schoolchildren – some as young as five years – this wanton violence, this mindless massacre shocked not just the Pakistani nation, but the entire world.
The 4th anniversary of terrorist attack on Army Public School Peshawar is being observed on Sunday. A special function has been arranged in the School today to pay homage to the martyred students and teachers of the school. Similar functions are also being held in other parts of the country.
After this tragic incident, the government chalked out the National Action Plan to eliminate terrorism from the country.
Foreign Shah Mehmood Qureshi said:
On the fourth anniversary of the barbaric Army Public School terrorist attack in Peshawar on 16 December 2014 has said the fateful "black day" continues to remain a scar on the collective memory of the nation.
Even after four years, the pain and sorrow of this utterly senselessness and heinous act remains fresh.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the anniversary of this tragic day is also a reminder for the international community that terrorism is a common enemy and must be jointly fought.
Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said:
In his message on 4th anniversary of APS terrorist attack, Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said brutal terrorists perpetrated the worst crime against innocent children which is unprecedented in history. He said Pakistan has defeated terrorism and the victory will be of our determination, will and people.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar:
The young martyrs of Army Public School Peshawar have written the history of gallantry and courage with their blood for the safe and secured future of Pakistan.
He said that the students and teachers of the Army Public School sacrificed their lives for the attainment of a noble cause.
Defence Minister Pervaiz Khattak says:
Pakistan has rendered unmatched sacrifices against war on terror. Khattak said the nation will never forget great sacrifices of our innocent kids.
Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi says:
December 16 is the day of renewal of national commitment and unity against the menace of terrorism.
In his message Afridi said this day reminds us that we have to fight against our enemies with the real spirit of Islam.
He said we will never forget the sacrifices made by our innocent children.
Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shireen Mazari says:
Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shireen Mazari has emphasized to implement National Action Plan comprehensively and act decisively against all purveyors of hate. She also prayed for the families of the victims and the survivors.
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan says:
The sacrifices of the students of Army Public School Peshawar will always be remembered and the tragic incident shows the brutality of terrorist mindset.