Pakistan People’s Party demands inquiry report of APS Peshawar attack

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, it was demanded from the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) that the Government should publish the inquiry report of the attack on Army Public School in Peshawar.

PPP senator Farhatullah Babar stressed while speaking during the Senate session, which the issue of the APS attack inquiry report publication should be referred to the Senate Standing Committee on Defense for recommendations for finding a way forward.

He added that the people in general, will continue to complain until they are provided with the exact details and the families of the deceased children in particular.

Abid Raza Bangash said that if the government does not pinpoint through a judicial commission inquiry the officials, who were responsible for the security lapse on Dec 16, 2014, they will protest in front of Parliament House.

One year after the Army Public School and College Peshawar carnage, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has no plan to conduct judicial inquiry into the gory incident.

The CM’s special assistant said four terrorists involved in the APS attack had already been hanged to death, while trial of more was in progress.

He said the provincial government had notified Dec 16 as a public holiday, while educational institutions and departments in Peshawar district would remain closed to honor 144 people, who were killed in the APS terrorist attack, pay respect to them and express solidarity with the families of the victims.

Parents of the students killed by terrorists last year in the Army Public School attack have complained the federal government has yet to hold a judicial inquiry into the killings and support the families of the slain school staff members.

The man heads the ‘APS Martyrs and Ghazi Forum,’ which was set up by parents of the slain schoolchildren to press the government for punishing school attackers and the officials, who failed to counter the attack.

The forum has been holding press conferences from time to time to reiterate its demand that the government hold judicial inquiry into the school killings to ensure that their children’s sacrifice doesn’t go to waste.

They said it was sad that officials and even politicians had no courage as none of them resigned over the massive terrorist attack.

Parents alleged that not only Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had been saying things he didn’t mean as he’s shown through actions, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan, too, had forgotten all about his promise to fight for dispensation of justice to them.