Candlelight Vigil: PRC pays homage to APS martyrs

KARACHI: To express solidarity with the families of Army Public School Peshawar carnage martyrs, the Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) Sindh organized a candlelight vigil and offered special prayers on Wednesday evening at Hilal-e-Ahmer House.

PRC Sindh Chairperson Farzana Naek and Management Committee of PRC expressed their deepest condolences over the horrific terrorist attack on Army Public School Peshawar in 2014 which claimed 141 lives including 131 school children.

The participants were holding banners, posters, and placards to condemn the brutal attack. They remembered the martyrs and paid glowing tribute to them.

Addressing the participants, Farzana said it was everyone’s loss and today is a black day for Humanity. “We are equally grieved and can feel the pain of those families who have lost their loved ones”, said Naek.

She announced that Pakistan Red Crescent is launching a School Safety Program across the country to provide training to students with teachers to have a safer school environment.

Meanwhile, hundreds of schoolchildren, people from International Red Cross, Red Crescent Movement, civil societies, media, and a number of citizens also took to part to condemn the terrorist attack.

Special prayers were also offered by the participants who expressed their solidarity with the parents of the children martyred by terrorists. The volunteers and members of emergency response team of Pakistan Red Crescent also saluted the martyrs of Army Public School.

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