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Press Release: First Anniversary Of APS, Peshawar Atrocity (16 December 2014)

Dec 16, 2015

Statement by NCSW on the First Anniversary Of APS, Peshawar Atrocity (16 December 2014)

15 December 2015

For Immediate Release:  On the eve of the first anniversary of the APS attack on 16 December 2014, the NCSW expresses deepest condolences to the families of children and teachers who lost their lives in the brutal attack by militants. The Commission pays tributes to the martyrs and their families and prays that such atrocities do not occur in the future.

The attack in Peshawer on 16 December 2014 that resulted in a terrible loss of life, was an attack on all of humanity and the universal values we share. The people of Khyber PukhtunKhwa and  indeed the whole of Pakistan  grieve for these martyrs and will not forget them.

It is now time to  focus on ensuring that such a tragedy does not ever occur again. NCSW supports the efforts of the government to prevent such attacks in future and urges the authorities to ensure safety and security of life in all schools for girls and boys and  other educational institutions  across Pakistan.

The Commission  also requests that while this tragedy should not be forgotten; such violence requires a strong response to ensure that justice is delivered, and efforts to change the narrative  of violence and revenge.  Finally,  the NCSW also urges the media to cover the issue in such a manner that the trauma of the survivors and families is not relived.

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