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Nation honours APS martyrs on 1st anniversary


PESHAWAR:(APS)Dec 16,2015-The first anniversary of brutal attack on Army Public School Peshawar is being observed in every nook and cranny of the country today with the firm resolve to completely root out terrorism.

The main function to mark the day is underway at Army Public School in Peshawar. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief General Raheel Sharif are attending the ceremony.

All the federal educational institutions are observing Martyrs of Army Public School Day, while public holiday has been declared in Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

Various organizations are holding functions including rallies, seminars, and symposia to pay homage to the martyrs.

Pakistanis living abroad are also observing the day and holding special functions.

In honour of the fallen souls, the Prime Minter has approved to rename 122 schools and colleges of the Islamabad Capital Territory after martyrs of Army Public School.

The government has also announced to rename 10 schools in Punjab while 5 in FATA in the memory of the martyred students.

A ceremony will also be held in Ankara today to pay homage to the martyrs of Army Public School Peshawar.

Children from Pakistan Embassy School, Pakistani students studying in different Turkish universities, Pakistani and Turkish community and members of civil society will attend the ceremony.

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