Parents of school attack victims demand justice in Pak
Angry parents of the victims of the 2014 Peshawar school massacre are planning a sit-in this week here in Pakistan’s capital to demand a judicial inquiry and punishment to those responsible for the security of the children.
After a series of protests in Peshawar over the last one a half year, dozens of families of the victims converged on Islamabad and called for a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on September 1, the Dawn reported.
At least 60 family members, including women and children, of the students killed in the attack reached Islamabad, but were stopped by the district administration at the entrance to Red Zone,” Ajoon Khan, the father of a student who was killed in the Army Public School (APS) Peshawar attack said. “They even did not allow us to go. In the evening, they told us that a camp was vacant in front of the National Press Club (NPC) and we should shift there until a meeting is arranged with the prime minister the next day,” he said. “We said we will prefer to stay in front of the PM House instead of going to the camp.