Pak Remembers Peshawar Attack Victims


Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Army Chief Raheel Sharif and several top leaders and security officials attended a ceremony to remember Peshawar victims on Wednesday.

Relatives holding pictures of their loved ones killed in a Taliban assault on an army school here on Wednesday took out a march in the city as Pakistan marked the first anniversary of the deadliest terror attack in the country amid tight security.

At least 150 people, including 136 students, were killed when gunmen in uniforms of security personnel stormed the army-run school on December 16. Security was on high alert in the country on the first anniversary of the massacre. The educational institutes were closed and security personnel deployed at key places.

Relatives of the attack victims participated in a parade holding pictures of their loved ones. Rallies and demonstrations were held in other parts of the country to pay tribute to the victims.