ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly today passed a unanimous resolution expressing profound grief and sadness over the martyrdom of students and teachers of Army Public School (APS) Peshawar, on December 16, last year.

The resolution was moved by Minister for Climate Change, Zahid Hamid. The House strongly condemned the barbaric atrocity, which was a crime against humanity and once again expressed deepest sympathy with the families of the victims.

The resolution noted with appreciation that pursuant of that dastardly attack, military action against terrorists in the form of operation Zarb-e-Azb launched by the valiant armed forces proved to be successful.

It said in recognition of the national unity forged by this heart rendering tragedy which has further strengthened the firm resolve of the people of Pakistan to fight, destroy and eliminate the perpetrators of this tragedy. 

The National Assembly recommended that 16th December should be observed as Pakistan Children Day in memory of the martyrs. It also recommended that Dua for the martyrs and peace and prosperity of the country should be offered every year in all the educational institutions of the country.

Earlier, the House offered fateha for Shuhada of Army Public School Peshawar who was martyred on this day last year.