The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the relevant authorities to make public the judicial commission’s report on the Army Public School attack of 2014, along with the government response.
On December 16, 2014, in a horrific attack on Peshawar Army Public School, terrorists killed 131 students and 10 other individuals, making this incident the most deadly attack in Pakistan’s history.
Upon the martyred children’s parents’ request to investigate the APS tragedy, Former chief justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar formed the commission in 2018.
The commission’s three thousand-page reports contain the statement of 132 people, which included the statements from Pakistan Army personnel, policemen, hundred witnesses, and other officers, apart from that of the parents.
Legal analysts praised the court’s verdict for helping people understand how the attack was carried out despite security personnel.
The Attorney General assured the court that “every possible action is being taken against those responsible for the incident.”
The chief justice remarked that the prosecution should start with the “people in power,” and the government should take strict action against those responsible for ensuring that such an incident does not get repeated in the future.