Dec 16 will be remembered as Black Day: PM
COUNTRY’S PEACE DUE TO APS MARTYRS: COAS
RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Dec 16, 2014, will be remembered as a black day in the history of the world, when inhumane terrorists attacked innocent children.
He said that the sacrifices rendered by the Pakistani nation are unmatched. “The nation gave the sacrifice of life and property in the war against terrorism,” he added.
The premier stated in his message further that extremism is the tree from which the poisonous fruit of terrorism grows.
“The army’s day-and-night hard work and sacrifice has broken the terrorists’ back. The army, security forces defeated terrorists via the National Action Plan,” he added.
On December 16, 2014, terrorists stormed the army-run school and killed around 150 people, including more than 130 young students.
Meanwhile, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa yesterday said the sacrifice of Army Public School (APS) martyrs has not gone in vain and the country’s improving peace is owed to them, said a statement by the ISPR.
“It symbolises our undeterred resolve in love of our motherland,” said General Bajwa. –Agencies