ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Sunday pledged to continue resistance against terrorism “despite being the worst victim and target of the terrorists”.
In his message on the fourth anniversary of the attack on Army Public School (APS) Peshawar, Bilawal said that the blood of innocent children will continue to haunt the entire nation until terrorism and its sponsors and facilitators are completely wiped out from the country. The PPP chairman said that the terrorists had made the whole world weep on this day four years ago through their ghastly attack on innocent children. “Pakistan and its people continue to grieve and we stand by the bereaved parents and families in solidarity even today,” he added.
Bilawal said that his stance against the blood-thirsty beasts has finally been adopted by everyone in the country. “All those who were martyred in the gruesome attack on APS that day are national heroes and while we salute them we also pledge that their sacrifices will not go in vain,” he added.
Paying tribute to the victims of APS tragedy, Bilawal urged the party leaders to visit their families to express complete solidarity with them.
On December 16, 2014, the young students, teachers and staff of APS Peshawar bore the brunt of the tyrants and religious fanatics and shed their blood that brought the entire nation together to resolve to fight the extremists till the end. After the carnage, Pakistan Army launched Operation Zarb-e-Azb to weed out terrorism which is one of the most successful operations carried out in the Global War on Terror (GWOT). A National Action Plan (NAP) was also devised to effectively tackle the menace of terrorism across the country and Pakistan also established military courts after the brutal carnage which are in place to this day.