ISLAMABAD – The dear departed souls of 141 innocent students and teachers of Army Public school and College on Warsak Road, Peshawar, may not return to see their dear and near ones they left behind in tears and mourning but the entire nation is standing by the bereaved families in this moment of grief to share their agony.
A big gathering of students, faculty and staff members of different departments of National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad, held a collective ‘Fateha’ for martyrs of the incidents to express solidarity with the victims and prayed that may God give courage and fortitude to bereaved families to bear an irreparable loss.
Students also held a candle light vigil in the memory of the victims which was attended by the Rector NUML Maj Gen (R) Masood Hasan, DG Brig Azam Jamal, deans, heads, directors and students where they placed flower wreaths, bouquets and rose petals to pay homage to young students and they offered fatheh for the martyrs.
Talking to a scribe, a lecturer of English Studies Department, Dr Jameel Asghar said “the tragic incident is a horrendous reminder of barbarity and heartlessness which is the hallmark of terrorist. Yet such incidents can not weaken the resolve of a nation”. He said “Nation turns such tragedies into their strength and go on fighting with greater zeal and more courageous determination. Today we stand committed to root out this menace of terrorism from our land once for all”.
A student of Governance and Public Policy, Momina Mujahid said this candle light vigil meant to show the world that the entire Pakistani nation is standing by the bereaved families. We are firm on our resolve and nothing can deter us. This tragic incident is just stabbing into our hearts but nothing will deter us to fight and condemn these terrorists, she resolved.
Students, faculty members and staff members continued to visit the candle light vigil and lit the candles to express their sympathies for the victims of the incident.