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First anniversary of APS Attack: Ceremony underway in APS Peshawar

First anniversary of APS Attack: Ceremony underway in APS Peshawar  | TheNewsTribe.com

PESHAWAR: Ceremony in memory of Army Public School attack is underway in APS Peshawar on Wednesday, TheNewsTribe.com reported.

Raheel Sharif along with Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif welcomed  the families of APS victims in the anniversary.

Pakistan’s top ranked political and military leaders will arrive in Peshawar to attend a ceremony to mark first anniversary of militant raid at Peshawar’s Army Public in which over 140 children and school staff embraced martyrdom.

Members of civil society, politicians, rights activists, school children and a large number of women took out rallies and held candle light vigils in major cities of the country in honor of APS victims, pledging that they would not forget the barbaric attack.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief of the Army Staff, Air Chief, Naval Chief, PTI chairman Imran Khan, and families of the martyrs are attending the ceremony to be held at Yadgar-e-Shuhada.

Chief Ministers of four provinces, PM of AJK and federal ministers also present in ceremony.

Besides, provincial administrations of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan have announced that public schools, colleges and universities will remain closed to pay tribute to the victims of APS.