Emotional APS mothers demand justice from government

PESHAWAR: Mothers of the children martyred during the Army Public School (APS) massacre spoke to media on Monday and expressed their grievances with the government.

In an emotionally charged news conference the mothers said: “If a child is slapped the teacher is given a warning but it has been six weeks and the killers of our 148 children have not been brought forward.”

The mothers complained if Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar was aware of the attack why were security arrangements not made. They said parents had been paying a monthly security fee for several years.

They also said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan whose party is in power in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa should be the first to resign. According to the mothers Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should visit them personally and address their grievances instead of just sending his representatives.

Over 150 people were killed most of them school children when the Army Public School in Peshawar was attacked by Taliban militants on 16 December 2015.