Pakistan marks APS attack anniversary with pledge to uproot terrorism : PM vows to avenge every drop of blood


PESHAWAR: The nation marked the first anniversary of Peshawar’s Army Public School (APS) massacre on Wednesday.

The country’s top civil and military leadership honoured those who lost their lives during the attack in a sombre ceremony at the school. Addressing the ceremony, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif termed the APS attack “an incident that shook the nation” and announced December 16 as the day of “national educational resolve”. He also announced the construction of APS Shuhada University. Following the APS attack, the premier said, the military and civil leadership sat together. “It was then when I said desperate times call for desperate measures.”