Peshawar High Court accepts judicial inquiry for APS Peshawar attack

PESHAWAR: On Tuesday, the Peshawar High Court (PHC) acknowledged a court order request on the lookout for judicial inquiry into the Dec 2014 Army Public School (APS) attack succumbed by parents of APS victims.

The court order petition was trailed by APS Shuhada Forum President Advocate Ajoon Khan on behalf of the victims’ parents.

The Khyber Pakthunkhwa government, the provincial home secretary, the additional chief secretary of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, the Inspector General and the federation of Pakistan through the interior secretary are defendants in the petition.

The supplicant upholds that preceding the attack, there was a security threat which the school administration did not share with parents, which he says went against the essential rights of parents and students.

We moved to the court for justice, the parents want justice, Khan said. His son, Asfand Khan was one of those killed in the dreadful Taliban attack on the school.

The court order petition appeals the court to order a judicial inquiry into the event.

APS victims’ mothers had registered another appeal in the PHC on International Women’s Day demanding a judicial inquiry into the APS attack.

On December 16th, 2014, terrorists rushed into the school killing more than 150 people including above 130 students. Each and every story of those martyrs and survivors is filled with a deep and inspirational message for the nation and even for the world.

This was the most deadly attack ever happened in the history of Pakistan. Many renowned personalities shared their grieve over the incident. The world was really moved deeply with the killing of the innocent children.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) accepted the responsibility of the attack. They also said that the attack is a reaction to Operation Zarb-e-Azb. The Operation Zarb-e-Azb was a big step by Pakistan army to eliminate terrorist from the Northern areas of Pakistan. It was started on June 15, 2015  right after the terrorists attack on Jinnah International Airport Karachi on June 8, 2014.