Vigil held in solidarity with APS Peshawar victims


The civil society, politicians and students held a vigil in front of the Parliament House Friday upon the completion of a month of attack on ArmyPublic School, Peshawar.

Besides a large number of civil society activists, Federal Minister Information Pervaiz Rashid was present on the occasion.

The vigil participants demanded the arrest of Lal Masjid chief cleric Abdul Aziz and chanted slogans against him.

The information minister avoided talking on the issue of Abdul Aziz as protesters were demanding that government should clear its stance on the issue.

The minister told the civil society that a person who deserved to be arrested should be arrested. He further said terrorism in any part of the country would not be accepted. “Our parliament, media and judiciary are on the same page regarding terrorism,” he added.

Some of the civil society activists chanted slogan against information minister and tried to spoil the protest. A large number of security personnel were deployed at spot.

Beside civil society activists, a large number of politicians attended the protest and expressed grief over Peshawar carnage.

Former National Assembly speaker Faisal Kareem Kundi, Senator Bushara Gohar, Nadeem Afzal Chan, Noor Alam Khan, Senator Rubina Khalid and Shazia Mari lit the candles in remembrance of martyred children.

Earlier, Sweet Home Children also held a protest in solidarity with the victims of Peshawar attack in front of the National Press Club.

Children wearing khaki uniform chanted slogan in favor of the Pakistan Army. Sweet Home Children Chairman Zumurd Khan expressed grief over APS tragedy.