Peshawar attack: Nation continues to mourn on third day

PESHAWAR, Dec 18 (INP): Nation continued to mourn over the loss of 141 deaths – 132 out which were innocent defenseless students, at the hands of horrific attack on Peshawar school orchestrated by the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on December 16.

Prayer sermons and recitation of Quran at various schools and colleges is being observed across country to express solidarity with the bereaved. Students of Shorkot, Khanewal and Toba Tek Singh observed two-minute silence and held special prayers to bless the departed souls and for country’s prosperity.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) organized a rally at Landikotal in Khyber Agency to express grief the nation shares. With the deceased laid to rest, nation follows to grieve and condemn the blatant act of barbarianism.

Earlier on Wednesday, people of the country held vigil in different cities in remembrance of the martyrs of the Peshawar attack on Army Public School that killed over 132 people including students and faculty members.

The Bacha Khan Trust held candlelight vigil outside the press club in Peshawar.

The locals of Peshawar lightened up candles on the walls of the school in remembrance of the martyrs.

Moreover in Lahore, students of different institutions and members of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) lit up candles on different locations to show solidarity with the families of the martyrs and expressed grief over the incident.

Little girls lighted up candles in the Shama Bazaar of Phool Nagar and raised slogans in the support of the Pakistan Army against terrorists.

On the occasion, the locals said that let alone worthy of being called Muslims, Taliban are not worthy of being called humans.They also said that such people want to defame Pakistan on the International platform but they would let this happen.

Furthermore, little students of the allied school Sheikhupura held candlelight vigil in remembrance of the innocent students murdered in the attack and prayed that their families might have courage to face this tragedy.

The young students also expressed a resolve to stand up against this evil and have the people responsible for the terrible loss pay the price of what they have done.

They also said that they are not afraid of terrorists. Members of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) held candlelight vigil at Dhobi Ghat in Faisalabad.

Members of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and traders lit up candles to express solidarity with the grieving families at Ghanta Ghar.

Moreover, different non-governmental organizations (NGOs) lit up candles outside the press club while PAT held vigil in the Kechahri Bazaar.

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