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July 16, 2015

Shahbaz gives laptops to under-treatment APS students


July 16, 2015

LAHORE: Students of Army Public School Peshawar, who are under treatment in Punjab, and their parents met Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday and thanked him for providing best treatment facilities to them at different hospitals of Lahore. The chief minister also gave laptops to the boy and girl students of Army Public School Peshawar.
Speaking on the occasion, Shahbaz Sharif said that sons and daughters of the nation, who were studying in Army Public School Peshawar, were proud of these brave children who had faced a big tragedy with courage and bravery. He said the nation was still grieved over the Peshawar tragedy in which innocent boy and girl students were martyred. He said the tragedy of Army Public School Peshawar was the biggest tragedy in the history of the country and there was no other example like this one in the recent history. He said the whole nation shared the grief with the parents and relatives of the martyred children.
Shahbaz Sharif said the boy and girl students of Army Public School had written a history of supreme sacrifices which would always be remembered. He said the supreme sacrifices of innocent children had united the nation in the war against terrorism and the nation was determined to root out the menace of terrorism.
He said that after Peshawar tragedy, national action plan against terrorism was evolved with the national consensus under which solid measures were being taken and a decisive war was being fought in which victory would be of Pakistan.
The chief minister said the supreme sacrifices of innocent children had wakened the nation and the whole nation was on one page. He said the blood of innocent children would not go waste and terrorism would be rooted from the country. He said that Peshawar tragedy was a lesson for 18 crore people of the country that Pakistan could not progress without elimination of the terrorism.
The chief minister said he welcomed the sons and daughters of the nation and their

parents and teachers on arrival in Lahore and their look after was our responsibility which we would perform. He said the children would also be sent abroad on the recommendations of the medical board. He said that all-out cooperation was being extended to boy and girl students with regard to their education. The chief minister directed the Commissioner Lahore Division to review the matters regarding the education of the children.
The parents of the children, talking to Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, said he and the Punjab government had shown great hospitality to them and their children and they had been the guests of the Punjab government for the last 28 days and they would never forget the cooperation and hospitality of the Punjab government. They thanked Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif for extending full cooperation for the treatment of the children and they had heard about the good governance in Punjab which they had personally observed.
The parents also informed the chief minister about some matters regarding the education of children upon which the chief minister assured that the Punjab government would extend full cooperation in this regard. Fateha was also offered for the martyrs of Peshawar tragedy.
Adviser Health Kh. Salman Rafiq, Parliamentary Secretary to Health Kh. Imran Nazir, secretaries of health, information, press secretary to chief minister, commissioner Lahore division, MS Mayo Hospital and specialist doctors of various hospitals were also present.

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