‘Toughest date on calender’: Remembering APS martyrs
It’s been four years since the gruesome attack on Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar where 144 students and staff members were mercilessly butchered by terrorists.
Today marks the third anniversary of the APS tragedy. We stand in solidarity with the parents seeking justice and accountability. pic.twitter.com/IDkPaZBwln
— NayaDaur Media (@nayadaurpk) December 16, 2017
The attack came as a shock for everyone in Pakistan and abroad. 135 out of the 144 were school children, with some as young as four and five years old.
Owing to the tragedy, the government and the armed forces decided to catalyze their operations against terrorists and go for a total wipeout.
But even after 4 years, with Pakistan being a much safer place, these wounds don’t seem to heal.
On Twitter, four out of 10 top trends are dedicated to APS martyrs and that just goes on to show us the magnitude of the damage.
People are offering condolence to the victim families and paying tribute to the martyrs.
‘Toughest date on the calender’
— Mosharraf Zaidi (@mosharrafzaidi) December 16, 2018
‘Black Day in Pakistan’s history’
A Black Day in Pakistan’s history – 16th December 2014 – when the children never came home. A day we cannot and will not forget. A day we continue to mourn. The sacrifice of 144 martyrs of the #APSPeshawar attack cannot be in vain. pic.twitter.com/FxiJAys4XU
— Murad Ali Shah (@MuradAliShahPPP) December 16, 2018
‘We will never forget you’
— Aamer Mehmood Kiani (@Aamer_KianiPTI) December 16, 2018
— Jawad Sohrab Malik (@JawadSohrab) December 16, 2018
And a sacrifice they knew nothing of
— 🍥عُــشنا وڑائچ🍥 (@Rubi_w_786) December 16, 2018
‘Never forget. Never forgive’
16 December 2014
The day, we can never forget…
The wound, that will never heal
The pain, that will never gonna end
RIP little angels#APSMartyrs
We'll never forget, We'll never forgive Never Ever#APSpeshawar pic.twitter.com/KCjsNrRHOY
— Ferzeen Ahmad (@AhmadFerzeen) December 16, 2018
Pakistan will always be indebted to APS martyrs and their families. The kind of sacrifice they made four years ago has made Pakistan into a more secure region. The only regret is that we should have learnt our lesson a little earlier.
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