Remembering the date of 16th December, 2014 is so painful even after three years of APS attack. It’s like some wounds never heal with time even. The day when whole Pakistan mourns and that day took a part of us with itself.
The APS attack of Peshawar was most heart-breaking and painful incident ever happened in the history of Pakistan; when the little dead bodies were being put in the coffins and then coffins to the graveyards.
I still remember that the scenes on my television screen were showing mothers and fathers panicking and running here and there for getting their children with tears in eyes and so many worries on face; Oh! From right there I couldn’t control my tears. That was so distressing and traumatic.
I wonder how much insensitivity and inhumanity it takes to kill such little souls. Right after the incident, many stories of students started pouring out on media and when I read that just a 13-year-old got shot with the eleven bullets, I came to know that the terrorists who can shot a little 13-year-old with eleven damn bullets don’t know a dot about humanity.
16-12-14 was certainly the death of humanity at one side and rise of humanity at other when there were queues of people at Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) for blood donation.
If we felt this much pain then it’s just too tough to imagine that through what pain the families of victim would be going. How it feels when your 13-year-old kid return home dead with eleven bullets shot in the body? Heartbreaking? Traumatic? Painful? None of these. You simply can’t describe that pain by words because somethings are indescribable and too painful to describe; APS attack is one of them.
Every year on 16th December, Pakistanis mourn and pay tribute to marytrs and victims of the APS attack; the least we can do.
So, here are just some illustrations that will tell you different painful stories about APS attack as different artists tried their best to pay tribute to little heroes in their own way.
This tells you the whole painful tale of how a mom takes care of her child and just one shot takes away her life, her child.
Oh! It hurts.
When school van got replaced by the ambulance.
“Sorry ammi!” has got just another whole story in it.
Oh! You all the mothers, we are sorry for your loss.
Let’s never forget.
Many fathers had buried their dreams on 16/12/14.
Here’s to all the brave teachers of APS.
Pakistan always sacrifices its sons for the sake of its people’s safety and this period of sacrifice never stops as Pakistan Army is always upto securing the land from terrorists even by sacrificing the precious lives of their jawans and we owe them all.
We can never pay them back by just giving them tributes or by writing one article on their day. We can never pay back to the families of martyrs and victims who miss the presence of their loved ones every other day.
But we can atleast regard them and pray for them. So let’s take a moment and pray for all of those who are suffering from the pain of departure of their loved ones and we salute and respect all the victims cum heroes of the APS attack. Lest we forget!
Note: All the images in this post belong to their real artists and we haven’t designed them at all. All credits to the real artists.