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ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – A video game released by the Punjab IT board on Google Play, based on an attack by terrorists at Army Public School Peshawar, has been removed after triggering a social media uproar, with critics blasting it as tasteless.

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The game, called “Pakistan Army Retribution”, invites the player to step into the shoes of a soldier shooting extremists in the hallways of a school.

The game is inspired by the country’s deadliest ever insurgent attack that saw nine Taliban gunmen storm a school in Peshawar, shooting students and teachers in cold blood and occupying the school for hours until they were killed by the army.

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In an attempt to honour the valour of Pakistan Army soldiers, the Punjab IT Board last month released an Android game themed on the Peshawar Army Public School attack in December 2014.

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This first-person shooter (FPS) game titled ‘Pakistan Army Retribution’ is based on the tragedy, when terrorists massacred 144 pupils in what was the country’s most brutal terror attack. A quick response from the army is said to have restrained the damage but not before the attackers claimed hundreds of innocent lives.