Chief justice promises provision of justice for families of APS martyrs

Updated 17 Oct 2018

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CJP Nisar meets families of APS martyrs, says judicial commission has been formed to probe the incident. —File
CJP Nisar meets families of APS martyrs, says judicial commission has been formed to probe the incident. —File

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar visited Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar on Tuesday and met with families of the martyred school children.

In the deadliest terror attack in the country’s history, 131 schoolchildren and 10 other people were killed when heavily armed militants stormed the school building on Dec 16, 2014.

According to a statement issued by the protocol officer of Peshawar High Court (PHC), the chief justice laid a floral wreath at the martyrs’ monument and offered fateha for the departed souls.

During the interaction with the families of the deceased children, Justice Nisar said justice would be served and informed them that a judicial inquiry commission had already been formed in this regard.

Meanwhile, Tufail Khattak, the father of APS martyr Sher Shah, announced to donate Rs0.1 million to the Chief Justice Dam Fund on behalf of the families of APS martyrs.

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court had ordered the formation of a judicial commission to launch an investigation into the 2014 APS carnage in Peshawar.

The chief justice had taken suo motu notice of the matter on April 19 when parents of the martyred children requested him to order a judicial inquiry into the carnage while he was on a visit to the Supreme Court’s Peshawar registry.