Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Nation Remembers Army Public School Martyrs on 9th Anniversary

The tragic incident at APS Peshawar on December 16, 2014, has left an indelible mark of sorrow, particularly among countless mothers who grieve the loss of their children.

This unforeseen event, occurring on what seemed like an ordinary December 16 morning, unfolded as a colossal tragedy for Pakistan, becoming one of the most mournful chapters in the nation’s history.

On that fateful day, the collective heart of the nation was shattered, and eyes welled up with tears of anguish. The sacrifices made by the children, teachers, and security personnel who lost their lives on December 16 are etched into the collective memory, destined never to be forgotten.

The Armed Forces of Pakistan continue to make significant sacrifices in the relentless defense of the country against hostile forces and direct confrontation with enemies.

The APS incident, often likened to Pakistan’s 9/11, stands as a solemn reminder of the nation’s enduring commitment to confronting threats and ensuring the safety of its citizens.

The profound impact of this heart-wrenching incident triggered a surge of national unity, leading to the formulation of Pakistan’s first-ever National Action Plan.

This comprehensive strategy involved major operations like Zarb-e-Azb and Radd-ul-Fasaad, aimed at eradicating and combating the enemies responsible for such tragedies.

The Pakistani nation pays homage to all the martyrs of December 16 and extends heartfelt condolences to the families of the fallen heroes. The memory of this tragic day serves as a poignant reminder of the resilience and determination of the Pakistani people in the face of adversity.

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