Pak Army broke terrorists' back, says PM Abbasi on 3rd anniversary of APS attack

01:04 PM | 16 Dec, 2017
Pak Army broke terrorists' back, says PM Abbasi on 3rd anniversary of APS attack
ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expressed that the valiant efforts of Pakistan Army broke the back of terrorists and the National Action Plan helped in defeating the extremist groups.

In his message on the third anniversary of terrorist attack on Army Public School Peshawar, the premier expressed that 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 were unmatched in the face of militancy.

"The nation gave the sacrifice of life and property in the war against terrorism," stated the premier and added that the extremism was the tree from which the poisonous fruit of terrorism grows.

Abbasi declared that the nation got together to take action against terrorism and it salutes its martyrs who laid down their lives.

On December 16, 2014, terrorists stormed the army-run school and killed around 149 people, including more than 130 young students.

The incident sent shock waves across the country and resulted in the formation of a National Action Plan to weed out extremism and terrorism from the country, as well as the creation of military courts to try 'hardcore' terrorists.

Political Figures Mourn APS Attack

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Peoples Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also paid homage to the young martyrs of APS attack through the microblogging site.