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Event Title: Families of Children Martyred in the Terrorism Attack on APS, Peshawar meet Deputy Chairman Senate, Senator Saleem Mandviwalla

Event Date: 2019-04-23

Deputy Chairman Senate, Senator Saleem Mandviwalla met the families of children who were martyred in the terrorism attack on the Army Public School, Peshawar on 16 December, 2014 at Parliament House. 

The families lamented that even after four years; the promises made by the Federal and Provincial Governments remain unfulfilled.  They demanded that all discrimination while dealing with families of the martyred students of Army Public School end and that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) be developed to deal with this issue in a just manner.  They said that 71 families were such who had just one son, and lost their lives to this act of terrorism. The families appealed to the government that a plan to support parents of all such students should be formulated.

Deputy Chairman Senate, Senator Saleem Mandviwalla assured the families of his support and said that he will do all in his power to resolve the issue. However, since he is not part of the Executive, he said that he would require time to evaluate the matter. Senator Bahramand Tangi who facilitated the visit; was present at the meeting and assured the families that the Deputy Chairman understands their pain and would ensure that they are not disappointed.