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National flag is seen hoisted at half mast on the building of Parliament House during mourning on the deaths of more than 230 persons in a coalmine incident in Turkey.
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Civil society members take part in a candle light vigil for the victims of a school attacked by the Taliban in Peshawar, Dec 16, 2014 in Islamabad. - AP

Tuesday’s terrorist attack in Peshawar has plunged Pakistan into deep mourning. Never has the country seen the kind of callous orchestration of an attack as witnessed yesterday – one whose target was defenceless children in a school.

The government has announced a three-day mourning but the deadly siege at Army Public School that led to 141 deaths – out of which 132 were of children – and countless injuries almost immediately led to outpourings of condemnations and grief from across the country and internationally.

Several parts of Pakistan also saw people gathering for condemnation, mourning and candlelight vigils Tuesday night to show solidarity with the children and all others affected in the attack that lasted several hours. Most of those killed will likely be laid to rest today.

While schools are closed in parts of the country, a number of educational institutions will remain open and also offer prayers for the victims of the massacre. Government buildings and Pakistani missions world over will have their flags lowered to half-mast for the three days of mourning.

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2014-12-17 17:36:56

Khursheed Shah says terrorism is national issue

Speaking to media representatives after attending the MPC, Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah said there is a complete consensus among political parties of the country on the terrorism issue.

He expressed his resolve to stand shoulder to shoulder with the armed forces in their ongoing fight against terror. Shah also urged the media to play a proactive role in eradicating terrorists from the country.

The PPP leader said that even Israeli state does not carry out such atrocities on Palestinians like the terrorist did to young kids yesterday at the school in Peshawar.

2014-12-17 17:15:44

President Mamnoon rejects mercy petitions of convicted terrorists

President Mamnoon Hussain has turned down mercy petitions of eight convicted terrorists after the government lifted the moratorium on death sentences.

The mercy petitions were pending in the presidency since 2012 and today the president rejected these mercy petitions by exercising his powers, a presidential source told Dawn.

Following rejections of these appeals, orders of executions have been passed onto various prisons for hanging of the terrorists.

2014-12-17 17:15:44

Counter-terrorism committee should be constituted at the earliest: Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan says that a counter-terrorism committee should be constituted at the earliest, adding that it should submit its report within a week's time.

He says the nation had witnessed a tragedy which required everyone to forget their differences and become united.

Khan says that following the APC, he would again return to Islamabad in order to partake in his party's protests against the federal government.

The PTI chairman says that his party would also hold consultations over its future course of action in an important meeting.

2014-12-17 17:05:21

PM says no distinction now between good and bad Taliban

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that there is now no distinction between ‘good and bad Taliban’ and that the country was united to fight the menace of terrorism.

“This conference expresses profound grief over the tragedy which has no equal in history…Terrorism and the fight against extremism is our fight.

"To defeat it we must unite…our armed forces have given many sacrifices to defeat terrorists and root out their hideouts," the PM said.

“This fight will continue until all terrorists are defeated”

He said that a counter-terrorism plan will be formulated by next week.

“We have decided that all parliamentary and political leaders will decide a national consensus to defeat terrorism,” the PM said.

He said that this plan will also also be formulated with officials from the intelligence agencies.

2014-12-17 16:47:03

Pope Francis condemns attacks in Australia, Pakistan, Yemen

Pope Francis on Wednesday condemns what he called “inhuman terrorist acts” in three different countries this week and prayed that violent militants be converted to peace.

“I would like to pray together with you for the victims of the inhuman terrorist acts carried out in the past few days in Australia, Pakistan and Yemen,” he says to tens of thousands of people at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Read more here: Pope Francis condemns attacks in Australia, Pakistan, Yemen

2014-12-17 16:41:48

Terrorists using Afghan soil to carry out attacks in Pakistan, COAS tells Afghan leadership

During his visit to Kabul, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif tells Afghan civil and military leadership that terrorists are using Afghan soil to carry out attacks in Pakistan.

The COAS shared classified intelligence details with the Afghan officials. The Army chief also briefs the Afghan leadership that the mastermind behind the Peshawar attack was giving directives to terrorists from Afghanistan.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says Afghanistan stands with the people of Pakistan in their hour of grief.

The army chief also met ISAF commander General Joseph Dunford. Dunford condemned the attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar and assured General Raheel of complete cooperation in countering terrorism and security related matters.

The COAS has reiterated Pakistan's demand to Kabul to hand over Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah.

Read more here: Gen Raheel visits Kabul, seeks handover of Mullah Fazlullah

2014-12-17 16:19:01

Balochistan mourns Peshawar carnage

Political parties, members of civil society and human rights activists condemn the cold-blooded murder of children in Army Public School in Peshawar.

Members of students organisations, human rights activists and political parties marched on different roads of Quetta to mourn the brutal attack.

Activists of Pashtoonkhwa Students Organisation protesting against Peshawar carnage. — Photo by Syed Ali Shah
Activists of Pashtoonkhwa Students Organisation protesting against Peshawar carnage. — Photo by Syed Ali Shah

— Reported by Syed Ali Shah

2014-12-17 16:13:53
2014-12-17 15:52:21
The national flag flies at half mast to mourn victims killed in Tuesday’s Taliban attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, Dec 17, 2014. - AP
The national flag flies at half mast to mourn victims killed in Tuesday’s Taliban attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, Dec 17, 2014. - AP
2014-12-17 15:28:32
Army soldiers stand outside the auditorium of the Army Public School a day after an attack on the school, in Peshawar, Dec 17, 2014. - AP
Army soldiers stand outside the auditorium of the Army Public School a day after an attack on the school, in Peshawar, Dec 17, 2014. - AP
2014-12-17 15:27:03
Army soldiers stand inside the Army Public School a day after Tuesday's attack, in Peshawar, Dec 17, 2014. - AP
Army soldiers stand inside the Army Public School a day after Tuesday's attack, in Peshawar, Dec 17, 2014. - AP
2014-12-17 15:26:21

Views from the MPC

A view of the MPC meeting in progress. — Courtesy Prime Minister House
A view of the MPC meeting in progress. — Courtesy Prime Minister House

Speaking during the MPC, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan calls for the formation of a committee comprising of counter-terrorism experts that can submit a report over the incident within a week.

JI chief Sirajul Haq says joint efforts should be made to end terrorism and 2015 should be declared as the year for peace.

ANP chief Asfandyar Wali Khan says we should end our ego to resolve the issue once and for all.

PML-Q's Mushahid Hussain Syed says: "If terrorism can end in Tamil Nadu, then why not in Peshawar?"

— Reporting by Zahir Shah Sherazi

2014-12-17 15:23:45
An army spokesman briefs the media at the Army Public School a day after it was attacked in Peshawar, Dec 17, 2014. - AP
An army spokesman briefs the media at the Army Public School a day after it was attacked in Peshawar, Dec 17, 2014. - AP
2014-12-17 15:17:25
Chairs are upturned and blood stains the floor at the Army Public School auditorium the day after Taliban gunmen stormed the school in Peshawar, Dec 17, 2014. - AP
Chairs are upturned and blood stains the floor at the Army Public School auditorium the day after Taliban gunmen stormed the school in Peshawar, Dec 17, 2014. - AP
2014-12-17 14:54:14
An infographic showing the deadliest attacks in Pakistan. - AFP
An infographic showing the deadliest attacks in Pakistan. - AFP
2014-12-17 14:42:21

Three more victims succumb to wounds


Three more victims of yesterday's attack on Army Public School in Peshawar succumbed to their wounds at the Lady Reading Hospital.

Hospital sources confirm that three wounded staff members have died today increasing the total death-toll of the attack to 144. — Reporting by Zahir Shah Sherazi

2014-12-17 14:22:12

Turkey declares national mourning over Peshawar school carnage

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced a day of national mourning during a conference in Ankara, said a report published on Hurriyet Daily News.

2014-12-17 14:13:38
Prayers offered for victims of Peshawar attack. -DawnNews screengrab
Prayers offered for victims of Peshawar attack. -DawnNews screengrab
2014-12-17 14:09:07
2014-12-17 14:03:08

Pakistan, New Zealand to donate match fee to Peshawar attack victims

Shahid Afridi (R) and his New Zealand counterpart Kane Williamson  — AFP/file
Shahid Afridi (R) and his New Zealand counterpart Kane Williamson — AFP/file

Pakistan and New Zealand cricket teams have decided to donate the match fee of today's One Day International being played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi to the heirs of victims of yesterday's attack on a school in Peshawar.

2014-12-17 13:59:16
2014-12-17 13:41:06

General Raheel reaches Kabul

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif. — Reuters/File
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif. — Reuters/File

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has reached Kabul to meet top Afghan military and political leadership.

2014-12-17 13:32:02
2014-12-17 13:23:34

Funeral prayers in absentia in Islamabad, Quetta for Peshawar massacre victims

Prayers being held in Islamabad's International Islamic University. - DawnNews screengrab
Prayers being held in Islamabad's International Islamic University. - DawnNews screengrab

Funeral prayers are being offered for the victims of the Peshawar massacre in Islamabad and Quetta.

In Islamabad, the prayers are being offered in the precincts of the International Islamic University.

In the funeral prayers in Quetta, a number of army personnel are participating.

Funeral prayers being offered in Quetta. - DawnNews screengrab
Funeral prayers being offered in Quetta. - DawnNews screengrab
2014-12-17 13:12:34

Multi-party conference in progress at Governor House, Peshawar

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Leaders of all parliamentary parties as well as top military personnel are engaged in dialogue chaired by the prime minister, on the Peshwar school attack yesterday.

Earlier, the premier announced the lifting of the ban on executions for terrorists.

2014-12-17 13:02:58

DG ISPR Asim Bajwa speaks to reporters

"Today is one of the saddest days of our history," says Bajwa.

"Unfortunately all of us are ashamed that we have these people with worse than animal instincts — who can come and kill innocent children on such a large scale."

"We are deeply grieved and angered as a nation, this is a national tragedy and we can never forget this sorrow.This is a mark which has left on all of us for the rest of our lives."

"When you go inside you will see for yourself. This is not a human act and is highly unIslamic. It is unexplainable... I will take you to the hall so you can come and see it for yourself."

2014-12-17 13:00:30

How should we try terrorists, asks Nawaz

"The biggest issue right now is that these hardened terrorists that have been arrested... how should they be dealt with?" PM Nawaz asks.

"How should their trials be concluded, what punishments should they be given?"

"When these terrorists are not convicted by the court they go back and carry out more terrorism," he says. "Until and unless this issue is resolved, we cannot solve the terrorism problem."

"All political parties need to think about how we should deal with this, because this problem is not just limited to Fata," he says.

"There are some cases which haven't had hearings for 10-20 years...having such cases and not having a final hearing on such cases is also a problem for us."

2014-12-17 12:58:29

Pakistan will not bow to terrorists’ ambition, stands in support of affected families: PCB

Pakistan, New Zealand teams will observe a two-minute silence before the start of the fourth one-day international in Dubai and wear black armbands in solidarity with the affected families of the Peshawar carnage, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official said on Wednesday.

“What happened in Peshawar is terrible and whole team is saddened over the loss of innocent lives,” the official said, adding that the PCB has made it clear to not let the terrorists succeed in their ambitions. “Pakistani players will go in the field to play today’s match as a symbol of national unity.”

2014-12-17 12:57:54

Army chief will go to Afghanistan to discuss Peshawar: Nawaz

"The chief of army staff will go to Afghanistan and meet his counterpart there along with Ashraf Ghani and will discuss yesterday's incident with the Afghan leadership," Nawaz says.

"Our aim is to rid the entire region of terrorism."

2014-12-17 12:57:02

Afghanistan, Pakistan should not use terrorists to use their land: Nawaz

"In our talks with Afghanistan, we had constructive dialogue and said that we have been provided with an opportunity to turn a new page in our relationship," Nawaz says.

"Ashraf Ghani agreed that both countries should not use their lands against each other and no attack should be launched against each other," he adds.

2014-12-17 12:53:41

Multi-party conference opens with prayers for Peshawar

Prayers are offered at the beginning of the meeting for the victims, including army personnel, who lost their lives in yesterday’s attack.

“This country have made a lot of sacrifices for the war on terror, the economic loss also goes into hundred of dollars. Pakistan has deep wounds and sacrifices,” Sharif says.

2014-12-17 12:53:41

Talks with terrorists not feasible: Nawaz

"The process of talks started and the outcome of that is in front of you," the PM says.

"I feel that keeping that option open is not feasible anymore and the government feels we need to continue with an operation against them."

"After the operation, we have seen some success, although there was some blowback. Before this the Wagah incidenttook place... and now the Peshawar incident. These are the two major blowbacks after the operation." started

2014-12-17 12:51:57

PM says Zarb-e-Azb making gains

"In Zarb-e-Azb, our army is making an effort in ridding Pakistan of terrorism," he says. "They have played an important role in breaking the terrorist hide outs and networks."

"If we continue with our commitement of ending terrorism, keep incidents like the Peshawar tragedy alive in our minds, then the jihad this country is fighting will continue. We should not forget how these young children were fired at and killed. There cannot be a bigger tragedy than this," he says.

2014-12-17 12:49:10

Afghan Taliban condemn Peshawar school attack

Afghan Taliban condemns a raid on a school in Peshawar that left 141 dead in the country's bloodiest ever terror attack, saying killing innocent children was against Islam.

Read more here: Afghan Taliban condemn Peshawar school attack

2014-12-17 12:42:14

MPC on Peshawar tragedy underway

The Multi-Party Conference (MPC), convened in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar which has left at least 141 people dead, has gone under way under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

The meeting is being attended by military leaders and leader belonging to all parliamentary parties.

2014-12-17 12:36:16

PM lifts moratorium on death penalty

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifts the moratorium placed on death penalty in the country which would come into effect in the next 48 hours.

The military leadership of the country also endorses the decision of the prime minister.

2014-12-17 11:09:27

Schools observe silence, take out rallies in solidarity with Peshawar victims

A student, wearing a black ribbon and holding a rose, takes part in a prayer for victims of the Taliban attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, in Karachi, December 17, 2014. — Reuters
A student, wearing a black ribbon and holding a rose, takes part in a prayer for victims of the Taliban attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, in Karachi, December 17, 2014. — Reuters
Students of educational institutes across the country observed a minute of silence, held special prayers and have taken out rallies in solidarity with the victims of yesterday's attack on a school in Peshawar.

Students in Islamabad observed a minute of silence while school children in Karachi have staged a rally in front to the Karachi Press Club to express solidarity with the victims of yesterday's attack.

Similarly school students in Quetta, Lahore and Multan have also held special prayers for those who were killed and wounded in yesterday's dastardly attack carried out by Taliban militants.

2014-12-17 11:03:10
Indian parliamentarians observe two-minute silence over Peshawar massacre

- DawnNews screengrab
- DawnNews screengrab

The Indian parliament observes a two-minute silence over the massacre in Peshawar that claimed 141 lives on Tuesday.

Schoolchildren take part in a prayer for victims of the Taliban attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, in the northern Indian city of Mathura, December 17, 2014. — Reuters
Schoolchildren take part in a prayer for victims of the Taliban attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, in the northern Indian city of Mathura, December 17, 2014. — Reuters

Moreover, a similar show of solidarity was displayed by students in several of India's schools.

2014-12-17 10:38:25

Peshawar massacre case registered against unknown persons

A case over the attack on school children in Peshawar has been lodged against unknown persons at the Machni Gate police station in the provincial capital city on behalf of Station House Officer Sher Ali Khan under Anti-Terrorism Act clauses.

The case has been registered under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act and Sections 302 (premeditated murder), 324 (attempted murder) and 353 (criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of the Pakistan Penal Code. — Reporting by Zahir Shah Sherazi

2014-12-17 10:33:17

Obama calls PM

US President Barack Obama telephones Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and conveys condolences and sympathies from the people of United States regarding yesterday’s massacre in Peshawar.

"We stand by the people of Pakistan in this hour of grief,” Obama says.

“The US will do anything to support Pakistan in its war against terrorists,” says the US President in his phone call. — Reported by Mateen Haider

2014-12-17 10:29:07

PM, COAS offer funeral prayers for Peshawar victims

Funeral prayer in absentia for the martyrs of the Peshawar school attack were offered at the Corps Headquarters, Peshawar.

The prayer was attended by the country’s top civilian and military leadership.

The funeral prayer was attended by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar and Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Mehtab Abbasi. — Reporting by Zahir Shah Sherazi

2014-12-17 10:27:08

Funeral prayers of 13 children offered

Funeral prayers of 13 children were offered and they were laid to rest in Peshawar. More children will be laid to rest today.

2014-12-17 09:55:25

Govt schools, colleges closed in KP

Government schools, colleges and universities are closed in KP and Rawalpindi today.

Moreover, examinations, which were scheduled to be held today in universities in Karachi, have been postponed.

Political parties have suspended political activity for three days to mourn the killings. All major parties of the country have declared a three-day period of mourning.

Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) has also announced a countrywide strike to mourn the killings.

2014-12-17 09:46:09

Multi-party conference to begin by 11:30

The Multi-Party Conference (MPC) called in Peshawar by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to begin by 11:30 am Wednesday.

All parties with representation in Parliament were invited to the conference that has been called with the objective of forging a renewed commitment to fight terrorists and extremists.

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), which leads the government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), will also be partaking and its chairman Imran Khan will be attending the conference.

2014-12-17 09:31:54

Shutterdown strike in Quetta to mourn Peshawar massacre

A shutterdown strike is being observed in Quetta in condemnation and mourning of the attack in Peshawar.

Security has also been beefed up across Balochistan's provincial capital and entry points to the city are under strict surveillance. — Reporting by Khalil Ahmed

2014-12-17 09:26:34

National flag lowered to half-mast as Pakistan plunges into mourning

National flag is seen hoisted at half mast on the building of Parliament House. — Online
National flag is seen hoisted at half mast on the building of Parliament House. — Online

Pakistan's national flag was lowered to half-mast on government buildings in condemnation and mourning over Tuesday's attack, DawnNews reported.

Security has also been beefed up in several parts of the country.

2014-12-17 09:08:00

John Kerry calls PM, condemns attack

US Secretary of State John Kerry telephones Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and condemns the barbaric massacre carried out by militants in Peshawar a day earlier.

"We condemn the terror attack in Peshawar and US will stand by the people and the government of Pakistan," he tells the premier.

Kerry assures PM Nawaz that US will support Pakistan in its war against terror.

2014-12-17 07:13:08

UN condemns attack as ‘act of horror’

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemns the Taliban attack on the army-run school in Peshawar.

“It is an act of horror and rank cowardice to attack defenceless children while they learn,” Ban said at the start of a UN Security Council meeting.

“The hearts of the world go out to the parents and families who have lost loved ones.”

2014-12-17 07:09:25

Candlelight vigils for Peshawar attack victims on Tuesday night

- DawnNews screengrab
- DawnNews screengrab

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Paggri sanbhaal
Dec 17, 2014 09:21am

My heart goes out.

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bnkp
Dec 17, 2014 09:22am

Please dawn i request you to publish some Indian pictures of schools & colleges .

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Hurst
Dec 17, 2014 09:22am

We don't need Hafeez Saeed anymore. He should be arrested and punished for Mumbai massacre. Now we understand how indians feel about that attack.

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Lake
Dec 17, 2014 09:24am

Non serious attitude... Just words and talks and no planning. Peace

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Raj
Dec 17, 2014 09:26am

Deepest condolences to the families that suffered losses of their members. May the souls of the departed rest in peace. Please God, please, grant humanity to some people who lack it so severely. Give peace to all, please.

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Zeeshan
Dec 17, 2014 09:26am

Deeply saddened.

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Nadir
Dec 17, 2014 09:27am

The terrorists who slaughtered those kids were not human. They didn't have a heart. These people only understand one language and that is force. So let's kill them till there are no more of them left.

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Abdul Rehman, U.S.A.
Dec 17, 2014 09:31am

May God give peace to the soul of all deceased, courage to their parents and better understanding to Taliban not to commit such horrific crimes.

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G.A.
Dec 17, 2014 09:31am

They need to publish the names and pictures of those killed. These cannot be left as mere statistics. Also, Pakistan-wide minute of silence is needed.

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bilal_VA
Dec 17, 2014 09:32am

Inshallah we will do candle light vigil at Washington DC on Wed.

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karim
Dec 17, 2014 09:32am

So sad. may the innocent litle souls rest in peace

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raza
Dec 17, 2014 09:33am

It is only IK that has not yet outright condemned this group and knowing him he will not do so. It is only a few weeks back that he said had he been in power the Army would not have entered Waziristan .

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Owais Mangal
Dec 17, 2014 09:33am

Neighbors and fellow country men: No politics, please.

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Khalid
Dec 17, 2014 09:34am

Pakistan should immediately start implementing the capital punishment.

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M
Dec 17, 2014 09:34am

Candlelight vigils and changing facebook display pictures to black do not serve any purpose. Instead, let us try and become productive in whatever way we can. Please go and donate blood, try to find out if the hospitals need any medicine. Maybe help setup support groups for the families. If anyone is already doing something of some sort, maybe we can use dawn.com platform to disseminate information. Let us try to help our families in the time of need.

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Hashmi
Dec 17, 2014 09:38am

The smallest coffins are the heaviest. RIP little flowers :(

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American Indian
Dec 17, 2014 09:39am

Parents of kids - Whole world is feeling your pain. I pray for you and kids.
Wake up Pakistan. Don't feed these ANIMALS - Talibans.

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Habibullah Naviwala
Dec 17, 2014 09:42am

May Allah bless Pakistan Killing anyone is killing humanity !

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Rana Danish
Dec 17, 2014 09:43am

It's a great lose of our nation. May Allah Blessed our little brothers and sisters with His blessings and their Soul's Rest in peace. :'(

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srinath_vijayawada
Dec 17, 2014 09:43am

pakistan,afghanistan and india should work each other to free from terroism.These are our children too.. I believe only malala can save pakistan from terror

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srinath_vijayawada
Dec 17, 2014 09:45am

schools across the world should observe 2 min silence. In indian schools were observed

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Sunshine(USA)
Dec 17, 2014 09:47am

The world shares your pain dear sisters and brothers of Pakistan. Not a single eye is left dry and no food or drink goes down the throat as we all try to unburden the pain of our bleeding hearts. Goodness will triumph over evil and that day is very very near . Rest in peace, little angels. In your passing you have brought the hearts from all over the world together. Lots of love, stay happy up there.

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Yousuf47 London
Dec 17, 2014 09:49am

The country is in mourning but it should be business as usual so the callous terrorist organisation may not be given satisfaction that it's act has caused a shut down of the country. It is the resolve of the people to recover quickly no matter the gravity of the situation, that is a better way to show we will not bend to sick men with such a twisted motive.

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Rajiv
Dec 17, 2014 09:51am

My heartly condolences are with the parents. I was deeply shaken with this incident, india and pakistan must come togeather to fight the menance.I am totally shattered, i was gone unfit and i had to take medicine yesterday.

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Sunil Dhawan
Dec 17, 2014 09:52am

The Taliban Terrorists have shocked the entire world with their most dastardly act against innocent children, which is equally against the humanity. Not even in the wildest of the dreams can one imagine of such a savagery and brutality. The entire world should now help the beleaguered nation to flush clean it of the mindless terrorists. Simultaneously, Pakistan authorities should understand the dangers of running with the hare and hunting with the hounds. My thoughts are with the parents of the innocent children who were killed. May God give them strength to bear the loss.

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Hasan Hasni
Dec 17, 2014 09:53am

Please gather on this Friday night at front of Lal Masjid to demonstrate that we don't want Taliban Sharia and we will never forgive blood of our children's

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Bejoy Jose
Dec 17, 2014 09:57am

It is an attack on humanity. I am a father of two children. I feel like this has happend to my own children. We all are with you. Praying for the families of these innocent children. Let it be the end. Let no more such incident happen in the world.

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Vijay
Dec 17, 2014 09:59am

Nothing can justify this horrific action. Strongest of condemnation is required. But above all, the nation and leaders specially army and govt should immediately take an important decision to wipe out terrorists. If they again stick to good taliban, bad taliban policy, then even god cannot save the poor countrymen, women and children. Time of reckoning for pakistan.

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Tejaswi
Dec 17, 2014 10:03am

We in India are also mourning this tragedy. Millions of students in India have observed 2 minutes of silence today in their morning prayers for their deceased Pakistani brothers

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saqib
Dec 17, 2014 10:06am

Now is the time to make our priorities right and to go after these animals,their protectors and financiers, with full force.

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Urooj Saifi
Dec 17, 2014 10:08am

I wish the Pakistani political parties will suspend their activities forever. Till the time we are ruled by these corrupt people the nation will continue to suffer.

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Afzal K Khan
Dec 17, 2014 10:09am

Let us remember the innocent babes, let us mourn our children and remember the pain of all those parents and families that are in agony and suffering. We suffer your pain because these are our children.

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Whatashame
Dec 17, 2014 10:11am

Oh that will make a BIG Difference now! I want to see ALL Madressahs Shut down Immediately

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mrmela
Dec 17, 2014 10:16am

time to call in the useless nukes, for once!

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Abhishek
Dec 17, 2014 10:18am

This is extremely sad. My heartfelt sympathies to the families who lost their children in this barbaric attack. The brain behind this attack should be caught and publicly hanged or even better they should be given medieval Islamic punishment that they believe in.

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Rabia Tasneem
Dec 17, 2014 10:19am

yesterdays incidence was beyond horror. no word can describe the brutal massacre of humanity. we are at war. is there any geneva convention (rules) that state that you cannot kill innocent children.

May Allah have HIS wrath on the people who conducted, planned and supported this act.

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Humza
Dec 17, 2014 10:23am

@Urooj Saifi Now is not the time for playing politics. The cowards who kill children have nothing to do with politics or the nation's politicians. They are just crazies out to destroy society to please foreign paymasters. They need to be brought to justice.

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Think Tank
Dec 17, 2014 10:23am

I think as a failing nation Pakistan should consider bringing some observers from US , UK, Germany and France to sit on top of their Political system and oversee everyday Government operations... If not soon PAKISTAN is going to be a FAILED STATE.. Citizens are going to die everyday

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Najma
Dec 17, 2014 10:25am

Time to secularize Pakistan. Kalma belongs in worship places and not on Parliament Building.

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Ranjit
Dec 17, 2014 10:25am

This blood shed must stop at any cost !Heart Bleed when you see young innocent children becomes victim of these crazy vicious cycle of violence . Pakistan Govt. and peopels must share the reposnibility for not doing enough to erradicate this cancer like idiology and those who propagate it for their own selfish reasons! Enough is enough ! Every right mind has to come together to stop these hellish minded crazy animals . Pakistan need a strong political will with army backing to finish these monsters ,though they are the one who created them in the first place . Every Pakistni deserves peace ,good education ,heath and safety not only immoral politicians mullah and army brasses & their likey

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Manoj Kumar
Dec 17, 2014 10:26am

This is so bad , Everybody I talk to in India , they are all shocked . How inhumane

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Karachi Karachi
Dec 17, 2014 10:27am

I agree. Start with shutting down all the Madressahs!! Second get rid of our corrupt politicians. No more Nawaz and Zardari!!!

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dr vimal
Dec 17, 2014 10:28am

Let us recognise four things....1) They are Muslims 2) They are Pakistanis and 3) They are fringe elements but barbaric and last but not the least 4) The deep state is involved in rearing them.

Time to reflect.

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HARJINDER MINHAS
Dec 17, 2014 10:28am

It is very difficult to give shoulders to the coffins of these toddlers. The terrorist has no religion no caste no creed no thinking , he is terrorist now I think we the entire Asia should unite to eliminate this menace from terrorism . We should ruthlessly eliminate them .My heart goes with entire families of these little kids. There are no words to condemn this ghastly act of killing these angels of God. No religion preaches this.

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Mustafa Kizilbash
Dec 17, 2014 10:29am

I think we should stop supporting the ideology of those who are responsible for this horrifying act taking life of 120 + innocent students

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abdulaziz
Dec 17, 2014 10:30am

Instead of demanding to shut down madrassahs and extreme religious parties, Pakistanis are asking the govt to shut down. Why are Pakistanis so misguided?

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Vish1
Dec 17, 2014 10:35am

Indian Govt has ordered 2-minute silence in all school today in memory of little kids...

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Vish1
Dec 17, 2014 10:35am

Indian Govt has ordered 2-minute silences in all school today in memory of little kids...

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Muhammad Daud Alam
Dec 17, 2014 10:38am

Surely,the 132 beautiful flowers of the City of Flowers ruthlessly plucked up are the flowers of Heaven.

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An Indian
Dec 17, 2014 10:40am

My dear Pakistani friends,

I am from India and let me tell you this side of the story. There is hardly any person in our country who didn't feel sad about this incident.Many of us including myself( I couldn't sleep till 3:00 in the morning) kept on weeping as for each child I saw in the TV footages(all regional and national channels are showing live coverage of this incident). I saw my children in them. This incident is an eye opener in more than one ways. Finally we all are on the path of realizing that we are human beings first and then muslims,hindus,christians,pakistanis,indians,americans. If this was not the case, we would have celebrated these deaths. But we did not, as we are human beings first and its natural for us to empathize with fellow human beings.

I now urge the people in your country,my country, every part of the world, let us all rise above these issues and make this a better place for future generations. Let us resolve our differences in the most peaceful manner we can. Identify extremists in every form ( even we in India have them too) and kill their ideologies without killing them as what we saw yesterday is the end result of any extreme ideology.

For this, my brothers and sisters in Pakistan, I humbly request you to ensure that the let the right minded people in your country be your guiding force. We are not your enemies and we are there for you for any eventualities in your life as we are human beings first.

Its also a lesson for us and I can assure you that many of us in our country have taken a pledge to kill extreme ideologies in whichever way we can.

May their be lasting peace in this world so that our kids can enjoy like free birds.

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Dec 17, 2014 10:40am

@Whatashame i understand where you're coming from. Indeed the madrassas are an issue that must be dealt with. But this is simply a show of respect and solidarity. They're not trying to "make a difference", the vigil is to show support to those families who'll be putting their young ones to rest today.

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phaedrus
Dec 17, 2014 10:42am

what has happenned is very tragic, what is going to come henceforth will be worse than this..if they r ready to kill children i dont know to what levels they will stoop to seek revenge . instead of mourning for 3 days if pakistan could work overtime for next 3 days it can avert disasters which TTP will be planning right now.

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hsaeed
Dec 17, 2014 10:43am

@bilal_VA definitely interested please post location and timing when finalized. Thank you

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Rahul Singh
Dec 17, 2014 10:43am

This inhuman incident happened yesterday at the army public school is very condemnable. All the human being should come together and join hands to fight against terrorism. The young children who went to school had never thought about such a fatal incident.

we should pray to God to give the power to the affected families to bear the pain. May the soul of the children who died in the attack rest in peace.

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hyder
Dec 17, 2014 10:47am

we will do candle light vigil in virginia beach, va on Thursday

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Abbas Ali
Dec 17, 2014 10:48am

As a Pakistani, I thanks the support which is pouring in.

I do like to recommend, especially in Pakistan, the civil society instead of lighting the candles at vigil, they should plant a tree for every victim, and adopt the tree. A written history about the event, type of tree with other details will be a lasting legacy of the victims, and the society. It is environmental friendly.

The current practice might be good, but 10 years down the road, it will only remain a figment of our imagination, sorry to say it.

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abbas kd
Dec 17, 2014 10:49am

"ENOUGH" is the right word written in this picture, it is so sad that Pakistani brave soldiers who have been scarifying so much for the past many years so that we Pakistanis & our future generations can live a better life, now the families of these soldiers & their children have paid the ultimate price themselves for our better future. I solute & thank to the Law Enforcement people who have been fighting this menus of terror under so difficult circumstances. I am so humbled to see my Pakistani nation coming together to grieve & heartening to see our politicians putting their differences aside at least for time being & showing solidarity. We have to & we will win this war, Insha Allah.

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Najma
Dec 17, 2014 10:49am

Please keep the religion out. Can you all send grieving messages without Islamic colors

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RSS-Indian
Dec 17, 2014 10:54am

Still Obama Call PM is big news for Pakistan Media - Nothing Gone change !

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Kumar
Dec 17, 2014 10:57am

Shameless cowards! Where is Imran Khan? Has he said anything

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Jalaluddin S. Hussain
Dec 17, 2014 11:04am

We, Canadians of Pakistani origin, also mourned the loss and expressed our anger against the ruthless and heartless terrorists, in Montreal.

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SHARIQUE MASOOD
Dec 17, 2014 11:06am

We Indians are stand by the People of Pakistan and always pray for bright future, May Allah give peace to the soul of all deceased.

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Basharat ganie
Dec 17, 2014 11:07am

every kashmiries deepest sympathies and prayers are with u .....we stand with u.....Itz nt ur pain only itz ours too...May Almighty Allah s wrath be upon those who departed these flowers frm their mothers.....

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Ajay vikram Singh
Dec 17, 2014 11:09am

Its the most painful moment in life for anyone to bury their own kids. They say, the heaviest weight in the world is when a father lifts the coffin of his own child.

We are with you in this moment of extreme pain and sadness. God bless you all.

P.S - Also for all those kids killed in operation Zarb-i-azb. Nobody mourned them and no world leader took notice.

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Upendranadhan Nair
Dec 17, 2014 11:11am

We, my family and frinds, shocked by the sad news of terrorist attack. Our eyes are still moist as it happend to our own children. Praying God to give courrage to inconsolable family members y and their friends.

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Malik Taimoor Ejaz
Dec 17, 2014 11:12am

The army should cut these fanatics from their roots and make Pakistan a safe place to live and we the public should help root out these fundamental cowards who targeted innocent children.

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Abed Ali
Dec 17, 2014 11:13am

The saddest day in the history of Pakistan. The army must immediately go on an all out offensive to get rid of all terrorists whether good or bad- all mus be finished! LeT Taliban, Haqqani all must go, we have become a pariah internationally.Army and ISI mmust not support anyone! I bow my head to all the brave children who perished and wre injured their only crime was to get educated which obviouslt the terrorists were not.

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Bandhan
Dec 17, 2014 11:13am

IndiaWithPakistan

We in our schools observed 2-min silence for our brethrens killed in Peshawar. Our prayers with you all.

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Suba
Dec 17, 2014 11:15am

Offence is the best defense. Every radical element removed from the society will save multiple innocent lives. It is not just the army has to do its job. Every good soul in Pakistan has to fight this menace in day to day life. If you see anyone talking fundamentalism, retaliate them then and there. If one of your family member behaves that way, talk through them and make them understand.

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Avinash
Dec 17, 2014 11:17am

Extremely sad, no words to describe the callousness and depravity of terrorists who can go to the extent of murdering the most innocent of all.

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Seadorff
Dec 17, 2014 11:19am

Schools across India observe 2 minutes silence.

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Praveen
Dec 17, 2014 11:20am

we are sorry angels, we couldn't protect you from those shameless cowards. Be with god, this world has become too bad for you to live..................

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anil kumar rathore
Dec 17, 2014 11:20am

My condolences for parents.....an act of horror..

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Yogeshb wagh
Dec 17, 2014 11:23am

we are with you..........

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HARJINDER MINHAS
Dec 17, 2014 11:23am

It is an attack on humanity. I am a father of two children. I feel like this has happend to my own children. We all are with you. Praying for the families of these innocent children. Let it be the end. Let no more such incident happen in the world

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minni
Dec 17, 2014 11:27am

So Sad.... No words for it. Crime against humanity. May almighty give courage to parents.

Coward heartless Jihadis cant fight with army, killing civilians.

My Appeal to PM Nawaz: Pls no talks with talibaan, Zarb-E-Azb to be carried out with full force. Radical clerics and organisations must be banned.

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one in grief
Dec 17, 2014 11:28am

such people should not be called taleban they are zaleman

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swaroop
Dec 17, 2014 11:33am

Deepest condolences to the families that suffered losses of their members. May the souls of the departed rest in peace. Please God, please, grant humanity to some people who lack it so severely. Give peace to all, please.

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Javaid
Dec 17, 2014 11:34am

Innocent blood shed, children pay with their lives in struggle against terrorism. Remember the children, their sacrifice, the suffering families and for once PLEASE get united now, back the armed forces with one voice, to complete their mission unhindered.

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Jahangir
Dec 17, 2014 11:36am

@Hurst Very True

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jay patel
Dec 17, 2014 11:36am

RIP. May god bless them with peace.

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Raj
Dec 17, 2014 11:36am

Poor innocent kids who were not enemy of anyone are being killed for no mistake of their own. Whole generation is getting wiped out.

Terrorism has no religion no faith no loyalty no master...its a beast open in the wild...poisonous snakes need to be killed without any mercy otherwise one day people will take the gun in their hand and go after the terrorists!!!

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Hindu Hindustani
Dec 17, 2014 11:38am

Dear Pakistani Brothers and Sisters:

We are with you. We are deeply saddened. We are with you in fight against terrorism. We feel the pain, as much as you do.

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hassan
Dec 17, 2014 11:38am

dont have words to say any thing cant stop crying when i think about it

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hassan
Dec 17, 2014 11:39am

also like to thanks INDIA forr their sport

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nk
Dec 17, 2014 11:39am

"Peshawar massacre case registered against unknown persons" - again these "Namaloom-afraad" are nominated in the case, though there are claims of responsibility for the barbaric act. We want to see nothing less than Mulla Fazlullah and all his accomplices at the gallows within days!!!

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Hindu Hindustani
Dec 17, 2014 11:40am

Hello Pakistani Brothers and Sisters:

We are with you. We feel the pain, as much as you do.

Let us join together to crush these terrorists.

With Love.

Hindu Hindustani.

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Rim
Dec 17, 2014 11:41am

No words can describe the utter dispair, grief and pain of the families who have lost their loved one. My heart cries in pain, sorrow and anger.

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asif siddique
Dec 17, 2014 11:52am

When is enough - really enough. Its time to take Pakistan back from these people. Shame on extablishments of now and past to let the stupidity get to this level.

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Johney K T
Dec 17, 2014 11:53am

Sir, Terrorism is a menace to the human society...it is not going to achieve anything ..... killing innocent children and people may get mental satisfaction for the master-minders......but the whole world is weeping...... cursing..... the terror-leaders,their fate may be the same.

With sorrow grief and with tears,

johney kt Kerala India.

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shawn
Dec 17, 2014 11:57am

I can't not believe it some thing like this would happen my prayer goes to the family I have no other words to say when we gonna learn stop fighting each other sites down get united I wish I ask my self why ever time I read news paper why can we all get long.

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Qasim
Dec 17, 2014 11:57am

Sad day for Pakistan. I hope this tragedy will bring all Pakistanis together. Let's bury our petty differences and save the children of Pakistan. Let's not polarise Pakistan further for political gains or institutional edge . This is the time , cruical time to unite for the sake of innocent blood which shed in Peshawar and before in all over Pakistan

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JAbrahm
Dec 17, 2014 11:59am

Every eye in India is lined with tears, every heart s full of anguish on this massacre. there is nothing more painful in the world than the death of a child. Those terrorists did not kill 132 children, they killed 400 people. They killed the parents of these children as well. No words of any depth will ever be able be to remove the scalding pain of bereavement from their hearts ever.

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Abhijeet Singh
Dec 17, 2014 12:00pm

My heart cries for my Pakistani Brother and sisters. I wish I could share their pain.

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BK
Dec 17, 2014 12:00pm

It is really heart breaking incident. I'am working in a private firm. My admin came to me after gathering all employees in a hall and requested to me to address and we mourn for two minutes. I hope this is mentioned how people felt pain throughout the world about the incident. Hope we have to condemn jointly such incidents wherever happens and pray to almighty in future such incident never happen.

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Abhijeet
Dec 17, 2014 12:02pm

Really really sad after seeing the events unfold on TV and newspaper. Make sure the terrorists who did it face severe punishment. Any one who supports these terrorists should be culled.

Make you country and safe place for kids. Spread love ...

-Abhijeet

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Akhileshwar Sharma
Dec 17, 2014 12:05pm

Saddest day in the history of the subcontinent. No words of condolence can comfort the family and the society. Coffin of children on the shoulder of father is the heaviest load that one can carry. The barbaric act has killed all that stands in the name of humanity and civilization

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Mehdi_AS_Needed
Dec 17, 2014 12:09pm

The fire which claimed these life needs to be put out. We need to streamline our mullas, there needs to be registration of mullas all across the country. Their views have to be noted and documented, if they fall along the islamic line then the mulla should be granted a license to preach at a mosque. Licensed mullas need to be implementeed. Plus the government needs to take out a media campain, and carry out live seminars in areas which are more prone to tablian recrutments. Educate the public about the true islam and what it teaches. No where in islam it says to kill innocent people. external forces killing our poeple with drones and now we have the muslims killing our own as well. very very sad for the kids. it just breaks my heart in so many ways, its just unbareable...

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M.Saeed
Dec 17, 2014 12:09pm

This is the height ! We all are deeply saddened but think about those parents who lost their children while being educated ! Their children's sacrifice has made Malala's Nobel much more justified and noble. In fact, each and every 132 students is an extension to Malala. They need to be made catalyst for the extermination of terror from the face of the Earth, for good.

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ahmed
Dec 17, 2014 12:11pm

feel sadness for there parents

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vin
Dec 17, 2014 12:14pm

9/11, 11/26 and 12/16 were terrorist attacks. I hope we learn from this.

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Mili
Dec 17, 2014 12:16pm

Tears, sadness, mourning is all I have for you little angels, RIP!

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Mullah
Dec 17, 2014 12:18pm

So, why did this tragic event come to pass? The Americans and the Pakistanis have been murdering these people, including their elderly, women, and children, for more than a decade. The iron law of retribution is once again at work. That the Americans are all too eager to pull the trigger is in keeping with their status as a superpower. Far more reprehensible is the role of the Pakistani state, which since the days of Ali Bhutto has been willing to crawl on all fours with a view to pleasing clerical sensibilties. Pakistan does not need democracy; the only institution that can bring stability to the country is a Pakistani Army headed by a staunch secularist. Doing away with all remaining feudal structures and the methodical liquidation of clerical elements -yes, do as Ataturk: string up the Mullahs - should be high on this country's agenda.

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RPK
Dec 17, 2014 12:19pm

I would die this instant, if it could bring back these children.

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Ganesan
Dec 17, 2014 12:21pm

Pains, Heart Stopped, Blood bleeds out, a father cried a lot. as a society we lost 130 promising engineers, leaders, scientists, sports person. Nothing in this world can be reasoned out for this.

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Rahul Sharma
Dec 17, 2014 12:21pm

I do not recall reading a news and having tears in my eyes. The incident shook my soul! and for a moment i had the same feeling the parents must have felt. I am a father to a 3 1/2 year old son and lives in Bangalore. NO amount of consolation or grieving will every be sufficient for the parents who have lost their kids. no words can describe the people who are responsible for this carnage.

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Kahn
Dec 17, 2014 12:28pm

Please implement capital punishment tonight.

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responsible
Dec 17, 2014 12:31pm

No serious steps will be taking by the government to curtail the terrorism. They only talk with arrogance and make false promises with people that they will do this and that and the event will become a history in few days.

The core of the government is to pass 5 years at any cost with joy.

No serious action will be taken. No serious action will be taken ............

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Viking Star
Dec 17, 2014 12:35pm

@Kumar Imran Khan is doing all he can. He rightly postponed all his protests and even willing to meet with PM (his foe), among others to discuss and find some solution. Please don't play politics here.

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Mo
Dec 17, 2014 12:38pm

@Khalid IMMEDIATLY !

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Nitin Gulhane
Dec 17, 2014 12:38pm

I didn't quite expect such an emotional outpour from India. All TV channels in India are only talking about only this and schools are mourning. This must be the first incident from Pakistan that made so many eyes in India go moist.

I hope we don't have to witness such massacres. Ever. Peace.

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Ghayur
Dec 17, 2014 12:38pm

@An Indian

Dear Indian friend,

Thanks for your concerns and the sympathies you extended towards Pakistanies , much appreciated. We both the countries are suffering from the hands of political leadership who are using and abusing us for the sake of their wasted interest.

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Tamza
Dec 17, 2014 12:47pm

ANY chance there is a 'foreign hand' behind this atrocity? Not the 'usual' foreign hand, but world's super tyrants who sit not too far WEST of the country! The question arises: what does ANYONE have to GAIN by such an act. I cannot imagine that someone would commit such an act solely to avenge atrocities against themselves. There is a deeper agenda at play here.

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Azzum Saleem Ch
Dec 17, 2014 12:47pm

This is the saddest moment in the history of Mankind. Killing of Innocent Children is a real act of terrorism and We as PAKISTANIS condemn this act. No Religion can ever justify the killing of Innocent children. May the Soul of departed Rest In Peace.

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hassan
Dec 17, 2014 12:50pm

@hassan

IMP

I would also like to say thanks for INDIA and Indian's support and i and we all PAKISTANI hopes that all fights should stop now enough is enough we should move forward for peace and success TOGETHER !!!

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Imran
Dec 17, 2014 12:51pm

They are enabled to demonstrate such brutality because of the moral support they drive from main stream political and religious parties like PTI PML N JUI & JI, they condemn them half heartily and devise justifications for their actions no matter how savage they are.

Down pouring their sympathizers in criminal justice system and law enforcement including in media actively support them as a matter of their religious duty.

A strong network of middle east and traders funded armed maddressahs wide spread throughout the country provide them logistics and sanctuaries.

So this evil will go long and will be never uprooted until the country will completely perish. We lost half of the country due to the same ideology and rest will also have same fate.

It is heart breaking but it is writing on the wall.

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Bhat
Dec 17, 2014 12:53pm

I feel numb and my soul cries. Please Pakistan wipe these terrorists out. Just don't plan while sipping tea and coffee. But execute the plans at any cost.

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Rabia Tasneem
Dec 17, 2014 12:56pm

@An Indian Thank You.

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Tariq Ali
Dec 17, 2014 01:11pm

this is the time for the nation to come out on to the streets and show revulsion to this evil Taliban for their crime against humanity and Islam. Imran Khan you cannot remain silent anymore, their is no room for capitulation no matter what.

FROM A BEST FRIEND IN INDIA - DR MANDIP SHARMA: with request to Please send to as many with love from mothers of India who cry today for the little buds that will never bloom

In the comfort of my warm home snug in a quilt I ponder and think of the mothers who in the morning each had dressed her child, ironing the school uniform and packing the tiffins with love and life , Telling him to wear an extra layer as it was cold outside. As a mother somewhere had tied ribbons on her daughter's pigtails and kissed the face bright. Hundreds of mothers now shriek with agony in my neighbourhood for their children who today died Their bodies charred with guns which were long laden with bullets of hatred and strife Today humanity lost and barbarism won and innocent lives paid the price The world howls and shrieks in shock and disbelief and lets out a collective cry of plight A mother clutches to her son's school bag and lets out a deafening cry A father looks towards the door in wait of the child who was his pride And though numb with pain I do nothing I just sit watching the tv uptight Then I silently get up and go to my children's warm rooms and hug them tight! HER MESSAGE:

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Raf
Dec 17, 2014 01:12pm

We will not forget, you have gone too far. Your name does not deserve to be mentioned. The media will no longer pass on messages from your press office. Any semblance of sympathy for you has been removed by your vile act. You are cowards to afraid to come out in the open and fight like men, oh and suicide, a cowards way out. Men stand and fight. We will not forget... Enough.

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Adnan
Dec 17, 2014 01:13pm

Yesterday I was full of grief. Today I am angry. The people responsible are not just the 7 or so perpetrators of this crime against humanity. We are all responsible. There is failure of our governments, provincial and federal, present and past, of our 24 security agencies, of our police, our justice system, of our medical system that has a hospital built in the 1850's functioning as the only trauma centre in Peshawar which has seen so many terrorist attacks. So the only thing our leaders are capable of is photo ops in front of sick children, and statements against enemies of the state!

We cannot even protect our children. Is there anything more criminal than that?

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hassan
Dec 17, 2014 01:14pm

As a starter, those who have claimed openly that they have x number of suicide bombers which they will unleash unless the government acts according to their wishes, should be arrested and asked about their reserve bombers and their training camps.

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Farasat
Dec 17, 2014 01:25pm

We as Pakistani's have neglected our human qualities. We are alienated by power, wealth, family, land and race. Our lives are only in context of mere existence. Finally the tragic event allowed us to achieve self discovery as a nation . But we have to overcome ignorance and oppression, to be enlightened by consciousness and justice.

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tankNZ
Dec 17, 2014 01:53pm

@Hashmi :(

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Himanshu Asher
Dec 17, 2014 01:54pm

I write this with tears in my eyes. The innocent little children did not deserve this. I , along with the whole of India pray for the souls of the little angels and may god give strength to the families of those bereaved.

As for the perperators of this ghastly cowardly act, justice awaits them, sooner or later. Let us all put an end to all this and make this world a better place.

Our children deserve this

Himanshu Asher (There was a 2 minuite silence in my daughter's school today in Mumbai in memory of those killed)

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riz
Dec 17, 2014 02:02pm

We should give a Nobel Peace Prize to each of the survivors of Army Public School

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Moona
Dec 17, 2014 02:12pm

So heartbreaking. For God's sake work together now if you are human and not just politicians bent on grabbing personal power. These children hold you accountable.

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Ayoub Hassnain Larkana
Dec 17, 2014 02:14pm

Political polarisation is one of the main issue which creates inability of govt to protect people. However, MPC must rethink about it.

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rohit950723
Dec 17, 2014 02:15pm

I have tears in my eyes.. I feel complete helpless… When Pakistani politicians will make country secular?

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KH
Dec 17, 2014 02:16pm

Very SAD, no words to express, may Allah give rest to souls of deceased and courage to parents. Ameen.

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Rajdeep Anand
Dec 17, 2014 02:17pm

As an Indian, we share the grief of the families of those poor innocents who died yesterday. My organization has 254 schools across India and 41000 students prayed for the departed souls and observed a two minute silence in today morning's assembly, as a mark of respect for the dead. May the Almighty God grant them a place in Heaven.

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anon
Dec 17, 2014 02:20pm

this has shaken me...its very much a personal tragedy...sorry my dear kids

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M. M. Alam
Dec 17, 2014 02:23pm

no mercy for terrorists. Not only we should deal with the terrorists firmly but also send a clear message to their sympathizers, who try to defend the cowardly acts, to stop using them for their vested interests.

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Shar
Dec 17, 2014 02:29pm

We are not more than you, we are not less than you... We are you.. Our deepest condolence to the family and people of Pakistan.. May god give you the strength to reply back to terrorism..

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Hasan
Dec 17, 2014 02:31pm

Wept several times since yesterday. Encouraged by the maturity shown by politicians. Moved by the response from across the borders. Feel the pain of the nation.

Deeply optimistic that the blood of the innocent was not shed in vain and we as a nation will emerge stronger.

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javaid
Dec 17, 2014 02:35pm

Really the saddest day in the history of Pakistan when life of innocent school children has been taken mercilessly and some brutely murded infront of their parents and teachers burnt infront of their pupils for reason being the wife of army officers.This is high time high time that we forget our petty differences and unite against all those orginazations involved in sectarian killings must be exposed and their supporters brought to justice.This is good news that now we can expect all those who have been condemned to death for the heinous crimes will be excuted and convey the right message.

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Syed Arsalan Shahid
Dec 17, 2014 02:35pm

Deep sorrow May the little angels' souls RIP

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Abbas Ali
Dec 17, 2014 02:35pm

Any condemnation of terrorist -the Taliban- by the religious groups, the mufti's, and the especially the JI.

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Zainullah Khan
Dec 17, 2014 02:38pm

@Gordon D Walker Many many thanks Gordon.

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Laksh
Dec 17, 2014 02:41pm

Justice is for more important than ideology; caste; race & religion. If the World is still left with any statesmanship, let's bring the savages to book for the massacre yesterday. Enough!

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John
Dec 17, 2014 02:42pm

I feel very sad but can only say MQM was right all along.

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haris
Dec 17, 2014 02:42pm

@raza The recent attacks are the Blowbacks of Army operation in Waziristan as acknowledged any admitted by Army, Govt. and every one in the country. Look these attacks surely are one of the worst tragic events but by blaming everything upon one another without knowing the reasons and identifying the root causes will never lead us to success.

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Shero
Dec 17, 2014 02:48pm

While we all mourn our children, no word of condolence, condemnation or sympathy from Arab countries, let alone their leaders.

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Rex Minor
Dec 17, 2014 02:49pm

there can be nothing which can justify the murder of school age children!! The leadership of Pakistan, both civilian and military, should take a pause and deliberate in the parliameent about the current war path that they are embarked on, is the right course for the country? In any event the current prime minister must take the political responsibility for the tragedy and resign his post.

Rex Minor

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Zafar Naveed
Dec 17, 2014 02:53pm

@Tejaswi This is great gesture. May Allah blesses the whole mankind. Down with brutes.

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Ahmad Gharib Nawaz Khan
Dec 17, 2014 02:54pm

The Peshawar Army School attack has highlighted the idle activities of our Government Departments, specially the Traffic Police. The vehicle used by terrorists has been reported as a stolen ones and the incident report had been lodged in the Police Department. This shows that nobody in the Police Traffic noticed the movement of stolen vehicle. Even Military Police couldn't check this vehicle in Cantonment Area.

Our Traffic Police is laced with the latest vehicles and computer systems. But just have a look at their activity that when they are on duty they don't bother to control the traffic. At least in Bahawalpur they are seen at every square just passing their time and attending to their mobile phones. At peek hours, even on DPO Office square, they stand idle and seen extorting money in the presence of their seargent from tractor trolleys loaded with cotton or bricks and motorcyclist coming from remote areas.

Our Traffic Police need to be overhauled.

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Aamir
Dec 17, 2014 02:55pm

Inshallah the community in Dubai, consisting of Pakistanis and all well-wishers, will hold a candle-light vigil this evening, in memory of the fallen angels of Peshawar!

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Vishal
Dec 17, 2014 02:55pm

A very very sad day for all of humanity. I hope that this will help the citizens of the world to unite against the heartless, cruel terrorists. Who will do anything & then hide behind the cloak of religion. Time for the world to awaken & end this menace once & for all.

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Zafar Naveed
Dec 17, 2014 02:58pm

@An Indian Very true.

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Shakeel
Dec 17, 2014 02:59pm

@raza Actually he did, he has done before and has done again. Follow his official twitter account. Lets not succumb to political point scoring before the janazas of 132 children have been read.

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Rayaz
Dec 17, 2014 03:04pm

While I am old man of 75 years I could not help but burst into crying for long time. Oh my beautiful children! Oh my innocents. Oh how would the parents survive, their pain would be for ever.

My huge country was not created for these Taliban murderers. No mercy should be shown so they should be publicly beheaded with sword. Judgement should be fast and punishment not delayed.

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M. Jan
Dec 17, 2014 03:12pm

There cannot be any justification for killing innocent children. Those who carried out this atrocity must be identified along with their backers. Those who masterminded this massacre and those who fund terrorism need to be tracked down and justice delivered to their doorsteps wherever they are and whatever the cost. No proud nation could let anyone get away with the murder of their children.

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Lahoree
Dec 17, 2014 03:13pm

The sharing of grief worldwide and particularly the 2 minute silence in India is appreciated. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Indian and Pakistani leaders to announce troops withdrawal from areas like Siachin. Therefore helping Pakistan to commit more resources to fight the terrorists. It will be a risky move but whoever does it first will have the world on their side.

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aouchitya
Dec 17, 2014 03:16pm

expecting some condolence from china

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Zahid
Dec 17, 2014 03:17pm

We thank the Indian Parliament for showing solidarity with Pakistan and observing the 2 minutes silence. These terrorists need not to be condemned on but, also should be shot at sight. We have them amongst us and we recognize them. The courts specially Chaudhry Iftikhar are the real culprits. The ones we still have in our jails should be hanged without a delay, We can't afford another incident like this. We should go to Kunar and Nooristan if need be and uproot these terrorists.

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Zahid
Dec 17, 2014 03:18pm

@Raj Thanks Bro...

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Zahid
Dec 17, 2014 03:19pm

@Paggri sanbhaal Thanks.

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Zahid
Dec 17, 2014 03:22pm

@Tejaswi Thanks to all Indian brothers and sisters.

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Imran
Dec 17, 2014 03:30pm

sad sad sad cant able to think speak and work.We love you PAKISTAN,We love the Children of PAKISTAN

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Atam Vetta
Dec 17, 2014 03:39pm

Tears was the common feature among my small circle when I told them of the cold blooded murders of children in Peshawar. Here I wish to draw attention to a BBC report this morning. In the BBC Radio 4 a.m. programme(from 6 to 9 a.m.) its Pak reporter said that the Pak media and some Pak politicians are afraid of criticising the TTP. As a media example she said that only ONE newspaper the 'DAWN' has named the TTP and condemned its massacre whereas other newspapers are afraid to name the TTP (Congratulations Dawn for your courage). She also named only one politician who she said is afraid to criticise TTP. This name was Imran Khan. I know that in the past IK described TTP as his 'Muslim brothers' and also boasted that had he been the PM, he would not allowed Zarab-e- Azb. It is, of course, up to IK to decide if the murderers of children are really his Muslim brothers and whether he would allow the BBC to effectively describe him as a 'Coward',afraid of a bunch of murderers of children.

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Rahul Vyas
Dec 17, 2014 03:40pm

Being an Indian, I sincerely prayed for those little kids and ask god to give them peace in heaven. May God give strength to their families.

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Ali
Dec 17, 2014 03:47pm

I was unable to sleep last night. It is time that Pakistan makes clear to Afghanistan that if the terrorist hiding in their territory and getting support from them, should be immediately handed over to Pakistan. And if not, then Pak. Army should resort to any course, including ground offensive in Afghan Territory, to bring these butchers to justice who just understand the language of brutal force.

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Azhar
Dec 17, 2014 03:49pm

This is indeed a sad day for Pakistan. My heartfelt condolences for the innocent children that were taken away from us. All the groups including TTP, splinter groups are a bunch of savages that we should get rid of, the sooner the better. The nation will only thrive after we clean up this mess.

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armani bobs
Dec 17, 2014 03:49pm

All Nation Should Unanimously say --Stop this War---------No Army Operation----it is 12 Years Now and No one is Winning

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Swaranjeet Singh
Dec 17, 2014 03:50pm

What can one say at such a terrible time of personal, national and universal mourning. Nothing needs to be said except to pray for strength to the bereaved families in this time of unimaginable tragedy and an unconditional resolve by one and all not to give in the reign of terror that is sought to be imposed. Any weakening of this resolve at a personal, national and international level will go towards fulfilling the nefarious designs of these abominable men and groups.

May this terrible tragedy bring everyone together which is the only antidote to the culture of hate and divisiveness these people want to promote.

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ashraf
Dec 17, 2014 03:50pm

Saddest day in the history of Pakistan. If this doesn't turn into a tipping point, our children would have died in vain. I Pray that our political leadership will put the country first this time and resolve to annihilate this scourge once for all. Otherwise no one will trust them ever again...

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Mohammad Yaseen
Dec 17, 2014 03:51pm

I am a Kashmiri, a Bank professional. I am weeping after reading your comment. Yesterday was the saddest even darkest day of my life. I am also a father of two kids.

You are right in saying that we are humans first then Hindus, Muslims etc. etc.

This is the right time we use our energies to fight terrorism. There can be issues but same can have solutions. No blood shed of innocents anymore.

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Ali Imran Shah
Dec 17, 2014 03:51pm

Please Please Please, arrest the supporters of Talibans. Seal those places where they are getting their logistic support from. It is not difficult to do this. We all know who are the friends and supporters of Talibans in Pakistan. Pervez Musharraf was right in attacking so called religious places. Enough is enough. Why not burn them who are burning our country

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Ifzal
Dec 17, 2014 03:51pm

I will be leaving for Makkah in a few hours - I will make a special dua for the victims and their families this evening. God Bless You Brave Angels

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Haris
Dec 17, 2014 03:52pm

My heart is crying.....

Inna lillah wa inna elayhi raajioon

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praveen
Dec 17, 2014 03:52pm

Please make country secular and still maintain Islamic life style. Stop quoting qoran for every thing. Develop tolerance for all cultures, languages and humanity.

You will be successful and happy.

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M. Asghar
Dec 17, 2014 03:52pm

Although this mindless tragedy is inacceptable, one has to find out the reasons behind this manipulated and organised terrorism.

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Mumtaz
Dec 17, 2014 03:54pm

These animals must be wiped out from our society completely who took lives of innocents. There should be no negotiations with them. We'll fight them and root out terrorism from our society.

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Ashish Gurgaon India
Dec 17, 2014 03:54pm

Deeply saddened and anguished .My children wear the same deep green uniform to school ,look the same. Feel your pain so sorely. RIP young angels.

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shriram k
Dec 17, 2014 03:55pm

Oh little flowers, you are not dead. For god himself can not take you in heaven, as you are so tender, you are not dead. With all love from India. We stand by you Pakistan in this ghastly act of terror. Terrorism is brewing fast in Pakistan, you must control it for the sake of humanity or else it is going to get worst.

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ziqbal
Dec 17, 2014 03:55pm

Keenly waiting to see if political leadership have something to keep them relevant for us

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saad s
Dec 17, 2014 03:56pm

power shows at a time when so much of the population remains vulnerable to attacks by terrorists. what IK has suggested? more shutdowns of cities? holding talks with Taliban? negligence of governance in the province. can yr talk bring back the childrensss????

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Daud jan
Dec 17, 2014 03:56pm

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Sad

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Maqsood
Dec 17, 2014 04:05pm

I can't stop my tears.

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Read London
Dec 17, 2014 04:07pm

Unbearable Pain............

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mhw
Dec 17, 2014 04:23pm

@An Indian definitely no one ignore it and we feel your pain as well... Thanks. Insha Allah we clean these Terrorist from root.

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mhw
Dec 17, 2014 04:24pm

@Tejaswi thanks

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Zahid rj
Dec 17, 2014 04:24pm

Very very sad day for whole of humanity. its the biggest example of savagery never heard and seen before.killing innocent little children is Un heard since human existence. Our prayers and thoughts are with the parents of the little ones martyred and may God allow the souls of the innocent ones to dwell in paradise.

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mhw
Dec 17, 2014 04:26pm

@Sunshine(USA) not only 132 kids were killed but also 132 mothers killed without death.

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Salman Tarik Kureshi
Dec 17, 2014 04:29pm

@Tamza Ah, the usual paranoiac utterances. And at a time like this! How sad...and utterly DISGUSTING.

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Asif Khan
Dec 17, 2014 04:33pm

Pakistan needs to wake up now, it has already been too late, Every Taliban involved should be hanged, and the rest rooted out of the country

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Biswajit Saha, Kolkata
Dec 17, 2014 04:37pm

Can't stop my tears for those little angels as I'm leaving this comment. How come people is so heartless, so cruel, so coward to hit bullets into the bodies of the most beautiful thing of the world- little, innocent kids!! Are they really human who can plan such a heinous act? And how shameless their leaders are to proudly claim their involvement in this barbaric act? To those unfortunate parents who have lost their kids, a little note during this inconsolable moment- as you comprehend this profound loss, let the entire mankind cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens. May words of comfort rest gently upon your heart, and in time may they become words of healing. To the rest of the people in this world, lets forget our borders, our ego, our cheap selfishness to fight terrorism unitedly and remove the stain of blood to secure the future of our children, make the world safe and peaceful. To the people of Pakistan, be united against all sorts of terrorism. Be brave enough to fight against those cowards who try to taint the religion of peace, Islam. We, living in the other side of the border, are deeply sad and ore hearts go out at this moment. We are with you.

RIP, my babies.

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Skeptic
Dec 17, 2014 04:41pm

For all the support i have offered to IK over the years now i have started to regret it.There is no doubt that he has a very distorted and faulty understanding of this issue and has repeatedly confused the nation by being a Taliban apologetic. I can already see Siraj from Jamaat e Islami ready to confuse this nation further.What does he mean to declare the year 2015 as the year of peace.These terrorists come and murder our children and he wants us to start talking again to these murderers.Bangladesh is probably more wiser than us. They are both as much responsible for the chaos that we live in today

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Uzair Farooq
Dec 17, 2014 04:42pm

It is a tragedy with no parallel in entire history – these were children of nation. So we should move on from mere ‘condemnation’ to a real action, an action that actually shows a national resolve to bury this evil of terrorism forever. How to do this may not be easy but is possible. I expect the central government to move to Peshawar for at least one month to show solidarity and keep pressure, hold regular cabinet meeting including all political parties, plan a strategy to root out the evil, execute it through army, and monitor through regular progress update meetings. Annex all the tribal (rouge areas) areas immediately and make them part of the country. Tough decisions are required now – if we missed this opportunity than we all should hang our head down forever to these innocent roses.

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Rahul Vyas
Dec 17, 2014 04:43pm

@mhw Very correct, we cannot understand the pain just by writing down some lines here. It is an indestructible pain for the families of the victims. May God give them strength :-(

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kashor
Dec 17, 2014 04:44pm

Terrorist have no religion. They want to subjugate people into submission with terror strikes. we should not enslave ourselves out of fear. Our boldness will fill them with fear and insecurity which will ultimately bring about their downfall.

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M. Jan
Dec 17, 2014 04:46pm

The pain of loosing a close relative never goes away. It changes your life forever. Life in Peshawar will get back to normal in a few weeks time. The hearts of the parents, siblings, grandparents who have lost their loved ones will bleed till the end. One thing that help is the sharing of grief by family and friends. I hope the bereaved get as much support as they can from the people around them. The youngsters who were killed are now in heavens, resting in peace.

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darshan singh
Dec 17, 2014 04:50pm

I feel very sorry for massacre of Pakistani children and my heart goes out for their parents. I am an Indian and I want peace for Pakistani people. Crush the terrorism with full blow.

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just_someone
Dec 17, 2014 05:01pm

@raza First, Im not IK fan but he has condemned it outright, its your problem you didnt read it. Second, youre disgusting...playing politics over the lives of innocents and kids. Im hope youre proud of your comment...

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Arpan Dutta
Dec 17, 2014 05:08pm

India school children rally in show of solidarity with #Pakistan #PeshawarAttack #IndiawithPakistan we are with you.

https://twitter.com/Y_Dutta/status/545161589343518721

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Qasim
Dec 17, 2014 05:10pm

Lesson learnt today... "FOR EVERY ACTION; THERE IS AN EQUAL & OPPOSITE REACTION". newton perhaps forgot to mention that it doesn't matter if the action is right or wrong, physical or emotional, hidden or exposed and also didn't mention that the sender or the recipients might not be the same..

May Allah bless Pakistan with peace and prosperity like before... AMEEN :'(

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Ahmad
Dec 17, 2014 05:11pm

@Hurst don't try to use this for your gains!!! We can talk about this at some other day.

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wasif
Dec 17, 2014 05:14pm

It is heartbreaking.what else I could say.

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Abdul Majeed Ibrahim
Dec 17, 2014 05:15pm

The first thing that should have happened Chaudhry Nisar our Interior Minister should have been sacked for his incompetence performance .

Secondly all the Taleban being held in our jails should all been hanged and their existence be eliminated . If our Leadership can not decide on this this kind of incidents will continue and we will all suffrer

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joe
Dec 17, 2014 05:16pm

Thank you India for your warmth

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aRY
Dec 17, 2014 05:20pm

Mr. PM please think about terrorist attacks on Indian soil also.

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FadyBoy
Dec 17, 2014 05:24pm

@Hurst funny enough he didnt bother to condemn this, ofcourse he thinks its right to take revenge. hypocrite

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batman
Dec 17, 2014 05:27pm

Its sad it took us 10 years to get this point to finally get decisive and know what's right and wrong. But I believe in Pakistan. I believe in our ability to achieve our goals once all the mist is taken away. The goal is very clear and hopefully we stay united. We are a remarkable nation who have great ability to comeback once cornered. We had hit our rock bottom long time ago its just now we realise. Rise Pakistan Rise. Night is darkest just before the dawn. I am sure the dawn is coming. God Bless

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Zoh
Dec 17, 2014 05:29pm

I am deeply heartbroken to see those very innocent children and what if one of our children go to school in an incident, twice think about it. Please pray and ask Allah to protect Pakistan, only He will resolve this problem, I am serious, Allah is the Creator of everything. Give a try to pray and you'll see the result.

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Garib manus
Dec 17, 2014 05:29pm

The PM talks about only the Taliban--the Good and the Bad ones. How about all the other terror groups?

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afar
Dec 17, 2014 05:39pm

instead of paying homage pakistanis should think about action. stop military attack on taliban areas stop support to cia terrorists, after that any TTP attack on civilians just do carpet bombing of whole taliba areas

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Akhileshwar Sharma
Dec 17, 2014 05:49pm

Saddest day in the history of subcontinent. The killers can't be human being. No words in any language can describe the incident. It can only be deeply felt

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Prem
Dec 17, 2014 05:50pm

Finally it seems some sense is dawning on all the sub Continent leaders, we have no option but to live with each other, whether we choose to live in peace or in a perpetual state of aggression , the choice is ours . Lets al pray we choose a more saner path and no such incident occurs either in Pakistan or India .

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Mohammed Javed
Dec 17, 2014 05:52pm

My children.. you are my heart and sole.. you are gone.. May Allah Almighty bless you with heaven for your sacrifice. Love you all my kids!

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Taimur
Dec 17, 2014 05:56pm

So what was the outcome of this APC? They decided to increase security for themselves leaving children of the nation at the mercy of terrorists???? Did they decide timeline to wipe out all terrorists?

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Awais Ali
Dec 17, 2014 05:57pm

Great and wonderful gestures shown by IK by obliterating all his political issues and joined hand with all nationwide issues with federal govt. Hope they will come up with great solution of counter terrorism.

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r.s.soni
Dec 17, 2014 05:57pm

sir,i am deeply saddened by yesterday killing of school children and aps staff of peshawar. my heart felt condolences to the parents and siblings of 132 children and families of the 9 staff personnel killed during attack. may god grant peace to the departed souls and provide strength to the bereaved families to bear the loss of their loved ones. i also pray for speedy recovery of those who are injured in the carnage. may

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gt
Dec 17, 2014 06:02pm

come on pakistan..be united,,,now fight against terrorism ....

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r.s.soni
Dec 17, 2014 06:02pm

sir,i am deeply saddened by yesterday killing of school children and aps staff of peshawar. my heart felt condolences to the parents and siblings of 132 children and families of the 9 staff personnel killed during attack. may god grant peace to the departed souls and provide strength to the bereaved families to bear the loss of their loved ones. i also pray for speedy recovery of those who are injured in the carnage. may

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gagan mirchandani
Dec 17, 2014 06:13pm

A heart warming potrayal by Dawn, capturing the shared grief of two nations. We can only hope that the shared idealism of our youth will seize the moment and ensure that such a tragedy never occurs again.

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AH
Dec 17, 2014 06:18pm

We need a strong leadership to tackle issues like these. This Prime Minister is utterly inept. Does he have the spine to stand up to the Saudis and tell them to stop funding organizations like the TTP? These filthy militants have been thriving on the money that they receive from the Middle Eastern countries. Merely uttering words is not going to help.

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Pakistan
Dec 17, 2014 06:23pm

Humanity R.I.P ... !!

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Javed Agha
Dec 17, 2014 06:26pm

My heart bleeds....

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tanvi
Dec 17, 2014 06:26pm

@Hurst dont take political advantage of this incident which has no example in history

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M. Siddique
Dec 17, 2014 06:27pm

I did not see Mullah Fazalur Rehman in APC. Is he with us or against us?

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Azam Chattha
Dec 17, 2014 06:31pm

Enough is enough, time to kill all of these manics.

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Harish
Dec 17, 2014 06:36pm

Indian schools held two minutes' silence and special prayers this morning for the young lives lost; a similar tribute was paid by both houses of Parliament. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met the Pakistani envoy in Delhi today and pledged, "India is behind the people and government of Pakistan"; he said Delhi will "do everything possible to help Pakistan counter the menace of terrorism.

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Ajaya K Dutt
Dec 17, 2014 06:41pm

We fully understand this pain and loss. We had gone through the same. May God be with you and make Pakistan a safer and better country after this.

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Kurt Roy
Dec 17, 2014 06:51pm

I am an American who has visited Pakistan and will continue. A crime like this is a crime against humanity. There is no ethnicity, language, culture or other difference between us. We love our children as we love yours.

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Expat (usa)
Dec 17, 2014 07:01pm

"Enemy of my enemy is friend" - Ask America to help you, use American technology, track these black scorpions and destroy them especially their leaders. Go after mullahs inside the country who are preaching talibanism.

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ImranK
Dec 17, 2014 07:04pm

@Hurst

Even though you're an Indian pretending to be a Pakistani, I don't think anyone in Pak would really mind if HS is handed over to India.

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jo
Dec 17, 2014 07:07pm

When you ride the tiger, it gets difficult when you want to get off !!! Also when you play with fire you will get burnt, thats what happened to innocent children and their blood is on the hands of people like Sharrif, Musharraf etc

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UncleSAM
Dec 17, 2014 07:14pm

At least spare the lil ones for god's sake!! Pakistani Brother's and Sister's its the time to eradicate extremist and give a bright future for your children's.

Why don't you all take a strong stance against all these people who are on killing spree within Pakistan and outside.

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Mani
Dec 17, 2014 07:21pm

Feeling so helpless

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steve
Dec 17, 2014 07:24pm

@Tamza : Good question, Indians ask the same queston

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shahid
Dec 17, 2014 07:27pm

Did Munawar Hussain condemns terrorist attack yet? NO. He is pro-Talibans and once he said terrorists who were killed as "Shaheed". Army must keep an eye on him.

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saad
Dec 17, 2014 07:27pm

IK should discontinue his dharna atleast for two weeks till this law and order situation will not be under controlled. He is still going for dharna which seems highly inappropriate at this moment.

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Behram Kavasji
Dec 17, 2014 07:46pm

Pakistan has lost it's way. Until we follow the principles of Mohammad Ali Jinnah who founded Pakistan on those principles we will always be in trouble. The truth is that the Chief of the Army Staff and the Politicians give lip service to M.A..Jinnah but do not follow his principles. We need an Attaturk.

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AdHawk
Dec 17, 2014 07:49pm

On lifting the moratorium on death penalty: two wrongs don't make one right. Moreover, the credentials of our justice system almost guarantees that most of the death-row inmates would be innocent.

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AHMAD GERMAN
Dec 17, 2014 07:57pm

I concur with Hurst what he said.

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rajan
Dec 17, 2014 08:14pm

I am not a fan of pakistani society or values.But then why do I have tears in eyes, when I read these articles.

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Sanjeev
Dec 17, 2014 08:27pm

Being a parent myself from India, I can relate with pain that parents, relatives and friends of the victims of this senseless tragedy are going through. Schools all over India observed two-minute silence in memory of the school terror victims. At the same time, I find it very strange that no Arab country has spoken strongly against this cowardly act by the Taliban terrorists.

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Eddie
Dec 17, 2014 08:29pm

No distinction between good and bad Taliban!! Waiting to hear Imran Khan say that .

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uj
Dec 17, 2014 08:33pm

Love the teacher's comments on the situation. Our women are strong!

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Shihabudheen, Kerala, India
Dec 17, 2014 08:43pm

My deepest condolences to the families on losses of their beloved ones, may the souls of the departed rest in peace. We Indians reject all forms of terrorism, we all support Pakistani people at this difficult time.

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E Star
Dec 17, 2014 10:06pm

Mind you..terrorists and PML-N both are founded by same source

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BBBS
Dec 17, 2014 10:09pm

@Basharat ganie It is no time to play politics here. As all Indians you are no different to share your grief. Has anybody said we all Tamils or All bengalis or All Gujarati kinda stuff here.

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shk
Dec 17, 2014 10:17pm

We Feel the Pain, Sorrow. Our Prayers For the Victims & Their Families.Pakistan needs to brace a comprehensive plan to eradicate these terrorists from our soil.

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Praveen
Dec 17, 2014 10:23pm

@Hurst ..Thank You

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Sreenath
Dec 17, 2014 10:39pm

Well it will perhaps a fitting tribute for the little souls to take stern action against all kinds of terrorists by all the countries. None should be permitted to take guns in their hands illegally and none should be permitted to fill one's mind with hate and violence.

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Shubhro Ahmed
Dec 17, 2014 10:41pm

We in Bangladesh never thought that there could two types of Talibans- Good and Bad. They are all bad. They arte not animals either. They are devils, followers of Satan in the guise of Muslims.

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amit ray
Dec 17, 2014 10:53pm

Several times I commented against pakistan being an Indian, this time I was unable to as I was literally crying seeing those dead bodies. I closed my room and was crying. I have kids too and I request terrorists to kill us not our kids.

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saleem
Dec 17, 2014 11:05pm

For god's sake take the religion out of the constitution and syllabus - need to change mind set. let religion be a personal matter and not matter of state

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Salman from Canada
Dec 18, 2014 01:16am

@Tariq Ali

We all cried here because we felt the same pain. I have kids too and cannot even comprehend the pain which those parents have experienced when the coffins of their little & innocent children were lifted. No words can express the feelings of their pain & suffering. I cannot write further.....

May Allah give courage to all those parents who lost their loved ones and may He guides all to understand the importance of human life... RIP our beloved young flowers. You'll be placed in the best part of the heaven. Ameen.

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PAKISTANI
Dec 18, 2014 01:18am

we only want to remove more then 500 Taliban Who are in Jails Arrested my Pak Agencies and Pak Army got death sentence but not hang yet by this Coward Nawaz Government,When they get hang till death we will remove all these pic from Social media

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N.
Dec 18, 2014 02:33am

@saqib Your sentiments are respected. No animal does what these did to children. These are the violent of human species.

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Iqbal Malik
Dec 18, 2014 04:52am

@M I would like to contribute some money for the medical help of the injured students. Someone should do in this regard to open a bank account where people can deposit their contributions.

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Iqbal Malik
Dec 18, 2014 04:56am

@Vijay there is no good Taliban. Taliban mean terrorist and Satan.

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Iqbal Malik
Dec 18, 2014 04:58am

@Urooj Saifi . No politics at this time of sorrow, please.

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singh
Dec 18, 2014 05:12am

The barbaric act of killing innocent children in Peshawar has once again proved that terrorists have no religion. They are not Muslim/Hindu/Sikh/Christian/Budh...They have proved this by this Barbarioan act. I hope people should understand the motives of these barbarians. Terrorists are hungry for power and money. Once in power they will kill innocent people for one reason or the other. It seems like not Pakistan but India also has lost its children. Let people of this world stand shoulder to shoulder to eliminate these termite from this world. Let's pledge to eliminate the animosity towards each other and work for the real cause to eliminate this termite.

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singh
Dec 18, 2014 05:21am

Hunt these Barbarians and kill them. World need to join hands to kill these heartless animals. Sorry even animals have heart.

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Asad Hyder, Ph.D.
Dec 18, 2014 05:50am

@Abdul Majeed Ibrahim Excellent. Totally agree !!

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zak the supreme
Dec 18, 2014 07:02am

dear aye par durust aye

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aiyoji
Dec 18, 2014 07:48am

@Shubhro Ahmed

They still have not learnt. Still trying to fool the people. Notice he calls them Good and Bad Taliban, not Good and Bad Terrorists. A leopard cannot change its spots.

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Vishal
Dec 18, 2014 08:01am

Good that finally it is accepted that there is nothing like Good Taliban and Bad Taliban and all these terrorists are no good to country.. But question is what about LET, JUD, Hafeez Saeed and many more such elements and organisations who are using Pakistan Land / Support to carry similar stuff in India? What is your stand there Mr Prime Minister?. dont hide behind saying old story on there is no evidence please !. These folks have again said that India is behind this Peshawar attack which is mockery of Pakistan official stand wherein COAS as already said that it was hatched and planned in Afghanistan. Pak Taliban has also accepted responsibility. Till when you will allow such folks to mislead common people and let hatredness between two nations prevail?

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Suleiman
Dec 18, 2014 08:02am

Empathize with parents and loved ones. So sad and sorry for them. Time for some stringent action. 1. Launch massive air strikes and keep them going on. dont stop. Fix rogue taliban sympathizers in army. 2. Hang the terrorists already caught, proved guilty death penalty is pending for many. No need to feed them in prison. they are burden. let them pay for it. dont shower petals on murders., fast track and execute them. done.3. Fix the madrassa teachings. stop this whole thought of Sharia Law or Islamic Law. Its nothing islamic but they want to do will of this tyrants. nothing Islamic in it. All this the fruit of Gen Zia Ul Haq- that idiot diet to bullets. we are dying of bullets. 4. Media - act proactively. generate awareness. let them do drills, increase public safety. increase scrutinize.

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Last Word
Dec 18, 2014 10:04am

Nawaz Sharif's statement to take on all terrorist groups without distinction is a welcome statement provided it addresses India's concerns ie LeT and JeM. However, the statement issued by Hafiz Sayeed blaming India for Peshawar masssacre and issuing warning does not help matters to normalise relations. After Pak PM statement, India expects that action would be taken against the JuD chief who is hated in this country as Fazlullah in Pakistan. US has warned India that it should take measures against attack by LeT which has put the whole country on alert and any such attack would be a flash point of starting a big conflict. Pakistan should act discreetly to rein in Hafiz Sayeed and not test India's patience which would only increase Pakistan's woes.

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vijay_indian
Dec 18, 2014 12:28pm

I am unable to imagine those kids and their family pain. I am unable to digest :( .....Animals far better than these stupids....I dont want hear this kind of news again from any country...I am conveying my Deepest condolences to victims families and RIP to kids :( :(

God bless you pakistani brothers and sisters......

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Fareed (usa)
Dec 18, 2014 08:42pm

Distinction between good & bad talibans? - just like distinction between brown and black scorpion. Wake up Mian Sahib, they will hit Punjab sooner than you expect.

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Ahsan
Dec 19, 2014 01:57am

Oh our dear children, we have failed to protect you. How can we ever forget what they have done to your beautiful faces ?? May Allah forgive and guide us. This will never end until the silent majority wakes up and fights these terrorists with more resolve and passion than they have.

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Denis A Barboza
Dec 19, 2014 08:43am

After a little while, the politicians will forget that their country breeds terrorists and what would the terrorists do? Destroy and kill indiscriminately. Please note there is no good terrorist.

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witesky
Dec 19, 2014 03:54pm

My deepest condolences for the children and the families and pray peace in pakistan. Terrorists killing the innocent children and the school teachers and staff giving excuse of revenge is barbaric brutal and beastly. nothing can justify it. What Taliban and/or radicals are killing over the years because they feel that their views , ideology and interpretation of any incident is right and any whoever disagree are liable to be punished/ killed or make them slave and what not.. The essence is 1) self righteousness and 2) intolerance whoever disagree to . With due respect can we introspect and honestly ask ourselves if we too do not have these above said two characteristics in our minds. There may be variance of degree of intolerance but if we have such a mindset then it has to be changed to succeed the war on terrorism

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swpanil
Dec 19, 2014 09:02pm

After reading and viewing videos, I am not able to sleep for last 3 days. The pain of parents is beyond imagination. Being a parent, i can only try to understand the grief of parents.Just want to erase this incident from my memory, which i know wont go away all my life and will cause pain in heart.

My deepest sympathy with parents.

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