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ISLAMABAD: The British High Commissioner to Pakistan Philip Barton CMG OBE, has offered his “heartfelt condolences” on the first anniversary of the attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar.
In his statement, he said, a year ago today, a barbaric terrorist attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar resulted in the death of over 150 people, the vast majority of them school children.
On behalf of the United Kingdom, he expressed his heartfelt condolences to all those who continue to be affected by that attack. “We remember the sacrifice of all those killed in this horrific act of terrorism, in particular those young people cut down in their prime. We salute the courage of their parents and families who continue to suffer”, he added.
The statement said that, “Following the attack on 16 December 2014, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II sent a personal message of condolence to the President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain”.
The British Prime Minister David Cameron also wrote to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The British Chief of the Defence Staff wrote to Pakistan’s Chief of the Army Staff, General Raheel, to express the British Armed Forces’ heartfelt sympathy, the statement added.