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With a strong resolve to not be gagged by threats from terrorists, Peshawar's Army Public School reopened for educational activities along with other institutions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other parts of the country.

Soldiers were positioned with sophisticated weapons on roof tops and all around the institute's premises. Military vehicles were patrolling along the outer wall cordons which have now been raised to more than 10 feet high and have had barbed wires fixed on top. High zoom cameras have also been installed at several points.

A mother escorts her children to APS. — AP
A mother escorts her children to APS. — AP
A mother drops her children at the Army Public School in Peshawar. — AFP
A mother drops her children at the Army Public School in Peshawar. — AFP
A security official on guard outside Army Public School. — Zahir Shah Sherazi
A security official on guard outside Army Public School. — Zahir Shah Sherazi
A  mother cries as she leaves the Army Public School with her children after it was reopened. — AFP
A mother cries as she leaves the Army Public School with her children after it was reopened. — AFP
Pakistani soldiers stand guard as students leave. — AFP
Pakistani soldiers stand guard as students leave. — AFP
Heavy security was seen outside APS.  — Zahir Shah Sherazi
Heavy security was seen outside APS. — Zahir Shah Sherazi
Barbed wires were seen across the walls surrounding the school.  — Zahir Shah Sherazi
Barbed wires were seen across the walls surrounding the school. — Zahir Shah Sherazi
Security officials deployed at school premises.  — Zahir Shah Sherazi
Security officials deployed at school premises. — Zahir Shah Sherazi
Parents leave the school with their children after it was reopened. — AFP
Parents leave the school with their children after it was reopened. — AFP
Parents gather at the school with their children. — AFP
Parents gather at the school with their children. — AFP
Cameras have been placed outside the school.  — Zahir Shah Sherazi
Cameras have been placed outside the school. — Zahir Shah Sherazi

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Tranquil Jan 12, 2015 07:13pm

We wont be defensive We will be attacking now on Taliban

Janu Not-German Jan 12, 2015 09:00pm

Good to see some smiles

SHAJIA Jan 12, 2015 09:56pm

MAY ALLAH HAVE MERCY ON PAKISTAN AND THE PEOPLE OF PAKISTAN. GOT TEARS IN MY EYES AFTER SEEING THESE PICTURES.

Chi ben Jan 13, 2015 12:08am

How I wish we could March in solidarity in millions. Bravo, great sons and daughters of Pakistan. No extremist will ever be able to break our resolve to live in peace and without any dictate of the fundamentalists, from within or outside Pakistan. United Pakistan, Strong Pakistan.

waqas safdar Jan 13, 2015 12:25am

proud of u,brave children and parents of this soil.

Im_raju Jan 13, 2015 12:30am

Undeterred and unafraid from whom?

Seedoo Jan 13, 2015 02:11am

It's been a month and no arrests so far? These parents have a lot of courage to send their children after the tragedy. A good move to show to talibans that they cannot destroy our institutions.

BRR Jan 13, 2015 03:24am

A society that requires their children to become Shaheeds or great courageous heroes (just to attend school) is totally dysfunctional.

Janu Not-German Jan 13, 2015 03:26am

My beautiful school.. It didn't even have boundary walls when it started in 1994.. :(

Sunshine (USA) Jan 13, 2015 04:16am

Well Done !! That's the spirit ! Brave are the parents and the students to resume classes. Find strength from each other, do well and prosper.
Pray no child be harmed in anyway , at any time , anywhere in the world . Best wishes always !

ziavrep labqi Jan 13, 2015 08:50am

The plotters of the carnage intended to instil terror and fear in the people. That they have miserably failed in their nefarious design was evident today - loud and clear.

Arun Jan 13, 2015 09:27am

Hi my little Angels! I saw you on TV. How cute you all are! My love... brave heart.... innocent..... beautiful.... ! No matter from which country you are, to which religion you belong... I love you all. "Teri musibaten mujhe ho jaye.... Main baar-baar janm loon aur har bar meri umar tujhe lag jaye."

Hussain Jan 13, 2015 10:23am

May Allah give us courage and patience to overcome that great tragedy! Spirit and bravery of children and parents is indeed admirable. This shows Pakistanis' love for education and hate for terrorism.

Lucy Jan 13, 2015 12:38pm

Best of luck.

Naveed Jan 13, 2015 02:12pm

I commend Parents and School Children for the courage. May Allah always protect you.

jay patel Jan 13, 2015 04:39pm

I must say children are innocent and free from all hate rates. Love from India to all children

Purush Jan 14, 2015 04:59am

A very numbing moment.

khanm Jan 14, 2015 10:10am

do those children have any choice not to go to those schools...even if there is no security arrangements... life in our country goes on... it is sad but true...

M Mohan Jan 15, 2015 01:17pm

May God bless these innocent kids with extreme courage with our heaps of love affection.

Ghalib Jan 16, 2015 01:24am

May Allah protect you from all harm

amjad Jan 16, 2015 10:27am

Good luck to the couple but the timing was not right.

Aysha Jan 17, 2015 11:11am

do they really think taliban are going to come back to Army public school to attack again? Taliban did GHQ attack, then Karachi airport, then wahga border and then Army public. Who knows whats their next target.

shami Jan 17, 2015 05:12pm

What about civilians schools? Do they also get some security?

Javed Jan 17, 2015 11:37pm

Because it's an army school - it get's the security. Common man on the street and his children get the gun in "national interest".

ziavrep labqi Jan 18, 2015 11:46pm

@Ghalib

Aameen !

sharmeen Jan 19, 2015 08:51pm

bravo....cant stop crying. these children and their parents have been blessed with EXTRA strength from Allah almighty