APS survivor becomes a source of inspiration for the nation
Terrorists opened fire on us but we will answer them with our pens, says Waleed,
who was shot 8 times in a massacre
As the nation remembers its darkest hours on the eighth anniversary of the
Army Public School (APS) Peshawar tragedy, the courageous words of a surviving student have become a source of inspiration for many.
“Eight years have passed since the APS incident, but our spirits are still high,”
“The terrorists opened fire on us but we will answer them with our pens,” he said while
talking exclusively with The Express Tribune from Birmingham.
The brave student said that education is our weapon and we will definitely fulfill the mission.
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The APS attack took place on December 16, 2014, when six terrorists stormed
the school martyring 147 – a figure which included both students and teachers. Security forces later killed all six terrorists in a response attack.
Following the tragic APS incident, the government mapped out the National Action Plan to eliminate terrorism from the country.
the Hyderabad Press Club by the Isthakam Pakistan Organisation. People lit candles and offered prayers for the children,
teachers, and school staff martyred by terrorists in the horrific attack on December 16, 2014.
The Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry Senior Vice President Najamuddin Qureshi said that December 16 brings grief.
“Eight years have passed since the tragedy of APS Peshawar, but martyrs are still alive in our hearts.” Ithaka Pakistan Organisation Chairman Ahsan Naghar said on that bloodstained day of December 16, 2014, the Pakistani nation pledged to eliminate terrorists.
The war against the perpetrators of the APS attack and those following their mindset continues.
Secretary of the organization Naeem Akhtar Rizvi and Ahmad Ali Naghar said that this tragedy united the entire nation against the narrative of the terrorists.