The World Students Society mourns as a candle lit vigil was held at the Army Public School, Peshawar in memory of the slain students.

PESHAWAR-PAKISTAN : The sixth anniversary of the gruesome attack on the Army Public School, Peshawar, in which 147 students and staff members were killed, was observed last Wednesday.

On the eve of this mammoth tragedy, parents of scores of slain children held a candlelight vigil inside and outside the APS premises on Tuesday night.

The parents and relatives of the martyred also attended a gathering held at the APS  Shuhada Hall inside the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Archives Library. The event was organised by the Pak Youth.

Later a procession was taken out from the library. The participants were holding banners and placards with pictures of the martyred student's. After marching on different roads, the participants gathered at the main campus of the school located on Warsak road. They offered Fateha and lit candles inside the school.

In connection with the attack's sixth anniversary, the main gathering of the  grieving parents was held in the Shuhada Hall in the APS campus.

''The 16th December is the 'Black Day' in the history of Pakistan, as on this day the enemy had attacked the future of Pakistan,'' reads the resolution.

''The sacrifices rendered by the APS martyrs are a beacon of light for the upcoming generation, for education and peace..... The Nation salutes the courage and sacrifices rendered by the APS martyrs,'' adds the resolution. [The Dawn]


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