Govt announces Rs 183.2m package for Peshawar APS carnage affectees | Pakistan Today

Govt announces Rs 183.2m package for Peshawar APS carnage affectees

The federal government has announced a package of Rs 183.2 million to pay tribute to martyrs and express solidarity with the affected families of Peshawar Army Public School carnage on its first anniversary, said a spokesperson of PM House.

As per details of the package, Rs 3 million would be given to each affected family, including Rs 500,000 as grant for construction of a house while Rs 600,000 have been allocated for the education of every child.

As many as 142 martyrs of APS Peshawar and two injured would be conferred Tamgha-e-Shujaat and Sitara-e-Shujjaat, respectively.

On the other hand, 122 schools and colleges of federal capital Islamabad, 10 educational institutions of Punjab and 5 from FATA would be named after martyrs of APS Peshawar.

In a statement issued by spokespersons of PM House, PM Nawaz Sharif said that the object of the relief package was to pay tribute to the sacrifices rendered by martyrs against hatred and illiteracy.

The PM further said that students of APS rendered the sacrifices of their lives and cultivated the fields of bravery adding that their sacrifices would not be wasted.

“Those responsible of non-tolerance want to keep our children illiterate but they would not be allowed to do so,” he added.

Paying tribute to the martyrs of APS Peshawar, PM said that December 16 would be remembered in our national history as “black day” and sacrifices of martyrs would be ever remembered.