PESHAWAR: Chief of Army Staff visits Army Public School as its reopens since the December 16 attack.
According to media reports, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif earlier today visited the Army Public School that was targeted on December 16 by Taliban. The school reopened after an extended winter break. During this visit, the COAS, along with his wife, met the schoolchildren and their parents at the entrance of the school. The heinous attack killed at least 150 people including schoolchildren and staff members with several injured.
Due to security concerns, vacations in schools across Pakistan, were extended for 12 days as an outcome of the Taliban attack on Army Public School (APS). However, today when the school reopened at least 20 soldiers of Pakistan Army were stationed at the main gate of the APS in the morning in addition to this an airport-style security gate was installed at the front. Moreover, boundary walls were also elevated with steel wire fencing.