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“We will remember the sacrifices of the APS children,” says COAS Bajwa

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RAWALPINDI: On the occasion of second anniversary of Army Public School attack, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa paid rich tribute to the victims of the Peshawar school attack in a memorial held at GHQ here on Friday.



A memorial was held at the military-run school two years after terrorists perpetrated the most sickening violence in the history of Pakistan, methodically killing 144 people, mostly pupils.



COAS said that he views pictures of APS massacre victims to keep his patriotism alive.

“The blood of APS victims is an obligation on the nation and the armed forces,” the army chief said while addressing the memorial.

“We will remember the sacrifices of the APS children and all institutions stand with the bereaved families in their tragedy. We will continue the struggle and do whatever possible to live up to their expectations,” General Bajwa added.

He also laid a wreath and offered prayers at the memorial.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan was fighting a war of its survival, saying numerous sacrificed had helped break the backbone of terrorism.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.