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‘Your sacrifice has not gone in vain’: Army Chief to martyrs of APS carnage

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, on the third anniversary of the Army Public School, Peshawar carnage remembered the young martyrs and the sacrifices they made for the country.
In his special message on Twitter the army chief said, “The great sacrifice of our innocent beloved children & their brave families remains unforgettable.”

“Remembering martyrs of APS Peshawar. The great sacrifice of our innocent beloved children & their brave families remains unforgettable. It symbolises our undeterred resolve in love of our motherland. Your sacrifice has not gone in vain, we owe this improving peace to you” COAS. pic.twitter.com/scA8AhU95A
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) December 16, 2017
 “It symbolises our undeterred resolve in love of our motherland. Your sacrifice has not gone in vain, we owe this improving peace to you,” said the COAS while paying tribute to its innocent martyrs.
Three years ago on December 16, the peace in Peshawar was shattered when gunfire, smoke and dead bodies strewn across the school’s halls and corridors.
Grazed militants rushing from room to room shoot randomly at pupils and adults and killed over 140 people including 132 APS students.
Following the incident, the then army chief General Raheel Sharif launched a military offensive called ‘Operation Zarb-e-Azb’ against the militants as a befitting tribute to all APS victims.