Govt renames 107 schools after slain APS students

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PESHAWAR:

The provincial government has renamed 107 existing government schools across the province, in memory of the students slain in the tragic terrorist attacks on Army Public School (APS) last year.

A handout from information department issued Thursday states two schools each have been renamed in Abbottabad, Hangu, Lakki Marwat and Swabi; 10 in Charsadda; five in Malakand and Nowshera each; four each in Kohat and Mardan; three in Karak and one each in Chitral, Lower Dir, Haripur, Mansehra and Tank. The remaining 63 schools renamed are in Peshawar.

As per the statement, Government High School (GHS) Charsadda has been renamed Government Shaheed Hayatullah High School No1 Rajjar; GHS Barenis Chitral has been renamed Government Shaheed Yasirullah High School; GHS Ibrahimzai, Hangu has been renamed Government Shaheed Baqir Ali High School; GHS Usterzai Kohat will be known as Government Shaheed Rafiq Raza Bangash High School, while Government Middle School (GMS) Swati Gate, Peshawar will be known as Government Shaheed Hamza Ali Kakar Middle School.

Similarly, GHS No2 Gulbahar, Peshawar has been renamed Government Shaheed Ahmad Mujtaba High School, GMS Wazir Bagh Peshawar has been renamed Government Shaheed Hamayun Middle School Wazir Bagh and Government Higher Secondary School Sarai Naurang Lakki Marwat has been renamed Government Shaheed Bahram Ahmad Khan School.