Peshawar: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday hosted an iftar dinner honoring the families of the Shuhada of Army Public School at Corps Headquarters Peshawar.
COAS, accompanied by his wife, met each Shahuda family and separately expressed his profound grief and solidarity with the bereaved families.
The Chief of Army Staff paid glowing tributes to the Shuhada, as well as those who got wounded on that fateful day of 16 December, for their great sacrifice for the Motherland. He reiterated that the nation and the Armed Forces stand firmly with the affected families.
COAS said that the sacrifice of our young martyrs has united the nation. The tragic APS incident cannot be forgotten. No religion and society allows such a heinous act, and the terrorists who killed the innocent school children have no religion. Sharing details of incident, COAS informed the parents that most of the terrorists involved in the heinous act have met their fate. He said, the army operation will not stop until the last terrorist is eliminated from soil of Pakistan.
A prayer for the martyred children, teachers and soldiers was offered. The bereaved families thanked General and Begum Raheel Sharif for taking it as their personal pain, for reaching out to them in their moment of grief and sorrow, and for providing them all possible assistance and support.