Govt Planning to Turn Army Public School Peshawar Into A University

The federal government is mulling over granting Army Public School (APS), Warsak Road, Peshawar the status of a university and renaming it to Shuhada APS University.

It is one of the many recommendations made by the Judicial Commission (JC), which probed the deadly 2014 APS attack, in its 525-page inquiry report.


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147 people, including 132 children, were martyred after militants attacked the APS Warsak on 16 December 2014.

On 5 October 2018, former Chief Justice Pakistan (CJP), Saqib Nisar, had notified the formation of a JC to investigate the 2014 attack.

Led by the Peshawar High Court’s (PHC) judge, Justice Mohammad Ibrahim Khan, the JC in July had furnished its inquiry report before a three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by CJP Justice Gulzar Ahmed.

Besides, the federal government, on JC’s recommendation, is also considering to include the 2014 attack in the school curriculum to enlighten the younger generation with the sacrifices rendered by the martyred APS students.


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The federal government has also undertaken several other important initiatives on the recommendations of the JC since its inception.

It has posthumously conferred Tamgha-i-Shujaat and Sitara-i-Shujaat on 22 APS martyrs.

Many schools, public parks, flyovers, and roads all over the country have been renamed after the martyred APS students.

The federal government has also devised a transparent mechanism to ensure free secondary and higher education to the siblings of the martyred students in cadet and military colleges.


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Two seats each in the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Peshawar and Khyber Medical University Peshawar have been reserved as a special quota for the siblings of the martyred APS students.

Both federal and provincial governments have also announced special compensation packages for the martyred and injured of the APS attack.

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  • APS University was announced by the then PM of Pak. Mr. Nawaz Sharif on the first anniversary of shuhada-e-APS not by judicial commission. 2. Two seats in Engineering and Medical are not allocated for siblings of martyred but only for injured of the incident. 3 Schools are renamed after the names of all shuhada but roads/public parks ( no flyover) have been renamed only to those who have influence in PTI otherwise I am trying for the last 5 years to have also any road /flyover on my shaheed son’s name. I approached all the concerned authorities. They showed their sympathies but refused. In the Year 2018 , KPK govt. revised the renaming of roads policy and my shaheed son fulfill the laid down criteria but you will astonish to note that the same govt is going against its policy and I have sufficient proof. All the above few lines are for correction of record. Thanks

  • @ zafar Iqbal sb.
    I do hope that this govt fulfills all the promises.
    My eyes are full with tears just to read your comments.
    May Almighty Allah give your son highest place in Janat.

  • AOA to All,
    Being a Victim of APS i’hv a right to talk on this topic & this post proved to be a source of my message which i wanted to convey to the Govt since last 6 years.
    I was a Student of APS peshawar And I faced that Attack nd lost many of my frnds Along with College Mates they Spend their last breatings in my Hands ( May their Souls Rest in peace). The onces who Got Injured Were very Facilitated … They Got Different Prizes, Foreign Tours, Admissions in Military Cadet Colleges nd many more Oppurtunities…. Same is the Case with Martyres of APS . The one thing which i want to appeal here from Govt is that ” The one who Got Protected in same Auditorium hall by Allah in that Attack ” what about them????
    Are we not humans????
    Were we not part of that Attack????
    Had any Govt Ever thought about them.????
    May Allah Grant All shuhadas of Aps Highest rank in jannat nd Give patience to their faimilies but the ones who are living nowadays should also be given some Relaxation that May be in Every Field….. I myself being a victim of APS want to meet COAS Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa OR PM Imran Ahmed khan Niazi. that is my wish in return of that Attack.

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