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APS carnage will never be forgotten: Gen Qamar Bajwa

Photo: FileTo mark the fifth anniversary of the Army Public School (APS) massacre, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday vowed that the APS carnage will never be forgotten.General Bajwa s remark were shared by Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Twitter. Five of the involved terrorists have been hanged through military courts, the army chief said as he offered a salute to the martyrs and their families . We have come a long way in failing terrorism as a nation. United we move towards lasting peace and prosperity of Pakistan, he added.Nation cannot forget the massacre of little angels/teachers President Arif Alvi in his message said the nation cannot forget the massacre of little angels and teachers of APS. The president s office tweeted: Hard to commemorate this day without tears in one s eyes. President Alvi reiterated the country s pledge to root out terrorism and extremism in all its manisfestations .On December 16, 2014, terrorists stormed the army-run school and martyred around 150 people, including more than 130 young students. The incident shook the country and resulted in the formation of a National Action Plan to stem extremism and terrorism in the country, as well as the creation of military courts to try hardcore terrorists.

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