PESHAWAR: JI chief urges government to re-open schools in KPK.
According to media reports, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ameer Sirajul Haq urged the government to re-open schools in the province. According to him, this would send t a powerful message to the militants. He added that this will serve the nation as a signal of hope during the gloomy hours.
At this occasion the JI chief declared Peshawar as the “city of the brave” and urged the government to bestow the Nishan-e-Haider to the teachers and children who lost their lives in the APS carnage. Moreover, he insisted security measures should be stepped up immediately.
He said this while speaking at the ‘Martyrs for peace’ conference organised by Jamaat-e-Islami at Nishtar Hall in order to pay tribute to victims of the heinous attack on Army Public School (APS). He asserted, “When bombs were dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the government only closed schools for a month. If I was the prime minister, I would have immediately opened APS and gone to teach the students myself.”