NA: (NA condemns APS attack as ‘crime against humanity’)

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Wednesday passed a unanimous resolution expressing profound grief and sadness over the martyrdom of students and teachers of Army Public School Peshawar on December 16 last year.

The resolution was moved by Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid. The House strongly condemned the barbaric atrocity, which was a ‘crime against humanity’ and once again expressed deepest sympathy with the families of the victims.

The resolution noted with appreciation that pursuant of that dastardly attack, military action against terrorists in the form of operation Zarb-e-Azb launched by our valiant armed forces proved to be successful.

It said in recognition of the national unity forged by this heart rendering tragedy which has further strengthened the firm resolve of the people of Pakistan to fight, destroy and eliminate the perpetrators of this tragedy.

The House recommended that December 16 should be observed as Pakistan Children Day in memory of the martyrs. It also recommended that Dua for the martyrs and peace and prosperity of the country should be offered every year in all the educational institutions of the country.