PAKISTAN - This week marked the one year anniversary of the Taliban’s attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, a northwestern city in Pakistan. The attack killed more than 150 people, 144 of them children.
The Pakistan government closed schools across the country on December 16th as a day of mourning and a precaution against military attacks tied to the anniversary.
To commemorate the victims of the attack, the Pakistani military’s media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) released a music video featuring Pakistani school children singing and going to school, calling the the education of the children of their enemies. The song is called “Mujhay dushman Kay Bachon ko Parhana hai”.
The song with English subtitles can be viewed below.
Pakistan's top civilian and military leadership attended a ceremony in the northwestern city of Peshawar to award medals to the victims' families.
In the wake of the attack, Pakistan stepped up its campaign against Islamic militants, lifting a moratorium on the death penalty and trying alleged terrorists in military courts.
The Taliban and their allied Islamic militants have been waging a war against the state for over a decade, killing thousands.