Army Public School being transformed into Army Public University

The school in Peshawar is being transformed into a university as put forward by the legislators of Federal Government. Army Public School located on Warsak Road in Peshawar will be renamed as Shuhada Army Public School (APS) University. One of the findings of the Judicial Report by Judicial Commission (JC) on deadly 2014 APS attack also suggested in its inquiry report of 525 pages for the creation of an inquiry.

Month of December witnessed a deadly heart-breaking attack on the students and teachers in which 147 people went on to meet their creator. A brutal attack by terrorists was destroyed by the armed forces of Pakistan. Chief Justice of Pakistan, Saqib Nisar had ordered on October 5th, 2018 to investigate the attack and present a report on the same. A judicial commission was headed by Peshawar High Court’s judge and the final report was published in front of Supreme Court.

One of the recommendation has also suggested to add the incident of APS attack in the curriculum of schools so that younger minds can be enlightened as what sacrifices had been given by their previous generations. Federal government has undertaken several other measures by delivering Tamgha-i-Shujaat and Sitara-i-Shujaat to 22 martyrs of APS. In addition to that, flyovers, roads, public parks and schools will also be renamed on the names of martyred students. Federal government has aimed to provide free secondary and higher education to the siblings of martyrs in various cadet and military colleges across Pakistan.

In response to the inquiry report, the education ministry has now also allocated two seats each for the siblings of martyrs in University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar and Khyber Medical University, Peshawar. These seats will be allocated under a special quota. Lastly, federal and provincial governments will also announce special packages for the martyrs and injured students of APS.


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