LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif said Friday that savage killers made the innocent students of Army Public School (APS) Peshawar a victim of their barbarianism on December 16, 2014, and due to that incident, the whole country united in the war against terrorism, thus leading towards victory on many fronts.
In his message issued on the eve of the 3rd anniversary of martyrs of APS Peshawar, the chief minister said that teachers as well as the students of APS Peshawar had rendered a great sacrifice for the achievement of a great purpose, adding that their names would write a new history of bravery and valour.
The CM said that the martyred teachers and the children were the heroes of the whole nation and their sacrifices would be remembered for all times to come. He also said that the country was witnessing peace because of the sacrifices laid down by the martyrs of APS.
He vowed that the blood debt of the martyred children would be paid by completely eradicating the country from terrorists. He expressed the satisfaction that after Operation Zarb-e-Azb, the backbone of the terrorists had been broken through the Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad.
CM Shehbaz said that we would not sit idle until eradicating the menace of terrorism from the country. He said that establishment of a Pakistani society based on the societal norms of tolerance and broadmindedness was his mission, while adding that this goal would be achieved soon.