No one can feel the real pain of 132 families. 16th December 2014 should be remembered as national tragedy. One year is too less to vague the memory of APS attack. Sacrifice of APS children should not go in vein. We need to be united to get rid of danger of terrorism and extremism.
APS Peshawar incident has made us realize that education is a MUST for all especially for our children. In order to bring awareness against extremists, we have to educate our society. Darkness of extremism can be removed only through education.
We saw that sacrifice of APS children has bought unity in nation that was never seen before. Peshawar’s APS attack made all the citizens of Pakistan as soldiers. This shows how strong is power of pen than bullets of those terrorists.
Army operations like ZarbeAzb must continue to eliminate terrorists and their banned outfits. Intelligence based operations (IBOs) in urban areas will stabilize the security situation of cities. Furthermore, speeding up the action on implementation of NAP (national action plan) is required to secure our children and schools from barbarians. NAP is bringing stability in the country. There was 35% reduction in terrorist activities in urban areas and 20% Reduction in FATA. 4132 IBOs (Intelligence based operations) were conducted from December 2014 to July 2015. 4079 suspects were apprehended.
Pakistan army is doing its job by fighting against terrorists but lack of political will has slowed down the required progress. Political will for action against terrorists’ apologists is the main area that has to be addressed. Awareness among masses is required to get relevant results in society because military action against terrorists is not the only factor to bring peace in Pakistan, collective efforts from masses is also need of time.
Bullets of terrorists faded away the very moment of attack but pens of APS will last forever because nation got united on a point that there should be no space or room for terrorists.The sacrifice of our 132 children has proved that pen is mightier than bullets.