Pakistani cricketers have took to their social media and remembered the martyrs of Army Public School (APS), who lost their lives seven years ago in a terrorist attack in Peshawar.

All-rounder Shadab Khan said: “Nothing more precious than our children who are our future. Can’t explain my sorrow in words for #APSPeshawar. May we never go through something like it again. Praying for peace and justice.”

Similarly, pacers Shaheen Shah Afridi and Junaid Khan shared their thoughts on Twitter.


Prime Minister Imran Khan also urged the nation to stay firmly united against elements trying to spread discord and prejudice on sectarian, religious and ethnic lines stressing that the sacrifices of martyrs of Army Public School have not gone in vain.

The premier said the nation should identify these elements in their ranks and help the state in eradicating them.

“There is zero tolerance for violence & those using it as a tool,” he said in a tweet.

More than 140 people, mostly students, were killed by militant gunmen at the APS in Peshawar on December 16, 2014.

More than 1,000 students, from preschool to high school, were on the campus when the attack began. Militants entered classrooms and auditoriums and opened fire on students and teachers.