PAF: (PAF pays homage to the martyrs of APS Peshawar)

ISLAMABAD: First anniversary of horrific attack on Army Public School (APS) Peshawar was observed all over the country on Wednesday.

Special ceremonies were held at all Fazaia Institutions to commemorate the sacrifice of APS’s Shuhada, who embraced martyrdom in this horrendous terrorist attack. A similar ceremony was also held at Fazaia College, Islamabad to pay tribute to the martyred souls.

Air Marshal Saeed Mohammad Khan, Vice Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force was the Chief Guest at the occasion. Speaking at the occasion, the Vice Chief lauded the great sacrifice by the brave young students and teachers who laid down their lives in this appalling incident.

He also underscored nation’s resilience, high morale and firm resolve to eliminate the nefarious designs of terrorists. He further said that Pakistan Air Force has been playing a dominant role in the ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb, in complete synergy with Pakistan Army. He reiterated that all measures would be taken to weed out the menace of terrorism from our motherland.

The ceremony was started with the recitation of Holy Quran, followed by National Anthem. A short documentary was shown to venerate the indomitable courage of the martyrs of APS. Students of the Fazaia School delivered speeches to pay tribute to the bravery and supreme sacrifices of the APS students.

Two motivational songs and a tableau were also played to highlight the national efforts against terrorism. Similar ceremonies were held at all Fazaia Schools and Colleges all over the country.