Six years back, the horrible APS attack occurred when at least 140 innocent lives lost their lives in a massacre when terrorists attacked the Army Public School Peshawar.
Lest we forget, the Twitter trend list on that mournful day this year was a resounding reminder that this day will forever be etched in our collective memories, with countless tweets being made every hour.
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Prime Minister Imran Khan also recalled the day that came as a shock and ended up uniting the nation against such vile acts of terrorism.
Today, six years ago, the nation was shocked & grieved by the extreme act of terrorism against children & teachers of APS; & the nation came together with a resolve to take on those responsible. We remain determined & are moving forward in fulfilling this commitment to the nation— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 16, 2020
A number of celebs were also remembering the victims on this grim day, as singer Hadiqa Kiani recalled the APS attack as “the day the whole nation cried.”
“Today marks the darkest day in our nation’s history. The day the whole nation cried, the day the most innocent souls were ripped from our world, the day families were torn apart but today, today we take time to pray for those innocent souls, to pray for their families, to pray for the survivors, to pray for our nation’s peace. May Allah grant strength and peace to the families,” tweeted the Boohey Barian singer.
She then added, “May Allah continue to give the survivors the courage and strength to make our country proud. May Allah protect and guide us all.”
Seasoned actor and producer Humayun Saeed also mourned the loss that continues to break our hearts each year this day arrives. “16th December – a tragic reminder of invaluable loss in our war against terrorism. Nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of our children. May Allah always protect them all,” he wrote.