Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that the horrific carnage of Army Public School that claimed lives of over 140 people including students will never be forgotten.

Director General (DG) Inter services Public Relation (ISPR) took to twitter and shared the message of Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa which stated that “APS carnage will never be forgotten. Five of the involved terrorists have been hanged through military courts. Salute to martyrs and their families. We have come a long way in failing terrorism as a nation. United we move towards lasting peace and prosperity of Pakistan”

Nation is remembering the painful massacre of APS on its fifth anniversary today. Six terrorists affiliated with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had stormed the School and martyred one hundred and forty-seven students and teachers.

Following the attack, political parties and security departments chalked out a National Action Plan to stem extremism and terrorism. The deadliest attack in Pakistan’s history, the carnage prompted the government to declare an all-out war against terrorist outfits. In the wake of the attack, military courts were set up for trying terrorists under amendments made to the Constitution and the Army Act.

The mastermind of the APS massacre, Umar Mansour, alias Khalifa Mansour, alias Umar Naray, was killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan.