PM pays tribute to APS martyrs, emphasises on society free of religious extremism

Six terrorists stormed the school and killed 147 people including students and teachers on December 16, 2014. All six were killed by the security forces.

Prime Minister Imran Khan paying tribute to the martyrs of Army Public School said the tragic incident is the worst example of brutality and only education could defeat terrorism.

Six terrorists stormed the school and killed 147 people including students and teachers on December 16, 2014. They were killed by the security forces in a response attack.

In a message at the 4th anniversary of the terrorist attack on Army Public School (APS) Peshawar, he said, sectarian violence, religious extremism will not be tolerated, and there is need to turn Pakistan into a society which is based on democratic values and where there is no discrimination on the basis on language, colour, creed and ethnicity.

He also said a poverty alleviation unit will be set up at his office with a broad-based strategy to pull people around the country out of poverty. Talking about the tragic incident, he said, the whole nation was unified against the enemy which is a blot on humanity.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also paid tribute to the armed forces and law enforcement agencies that gave uncountable sacrifices in the war against terror since the war started after 2001 attacks on the twin towers in New York, United States.