Sacrifices of APS students united nation against terrorism: PM Imran

PM Imran Khan. – File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan paid tribute to the martyrs of the terrorist attack on Army Public School Peshawar, on the fourth anniversary of the tragedy.

In his message on the occasion, Prime Minister Imran said the tragic incident unified and solidified the entire nation against an enemy which is a blot on humanity and the worst example of barbarism.

He said the sacrifices of the young martyrs of the devastating terrorist attack, which claimed lives of nearly 150 people – mostly students – would never be forgotten.

Sharing his condolences with the aggrieved families, the premier lamented that the parents had sent their children to school for acquiring education on the ill-fated day (December 16, 2014), but the little angels had embraced martyrdom instead of returning home.

He said the entire nation stood with the aggrieved families and shared in their grief.

Prime Minister Imran reiterated the nation’s commitment to national, regional and world peace despite giving numerous sacrifices in blood and sweat in the war against terrorism.

He also expressed the government’s commitment to turn Pakistan into a society which will not tolerate extremism and violence in the name of sect, religion, language, colour, ethnic origin or any other.

He further said education is the best tool to defeat extremism and terrorism for good.

The prime minister also paid rich tribute to the heroes of the valiant armed forces and law enforcement agencies who rendered uncountable sacrifices in the war against terror.