wah cantt - Students, teachers with their heavy hearts across the city educational institutions have mourned the Peshawar’s fallen sons and daughters. They observed a two-minute silence on Friday to pay tributes to the children, who became victims to the terror attack on a Peshawar school.

Apart from the two-minute silence, the public and private sector schools also held special prayers to commemorate the victims of the attack.  To share the grief with parents of the martyred children, many parents accompanied their children to school to participate in two minutes of silence at the morning assemblies. Moreover, thin attendance was observed in most of the government educational institutions of the twin cities of Taxila and Wah Cantt.

onment on third consecutive day on Thursday as fear and unrest prevailed among students and their parents following horrifying assault on a school in Peshawar. Parents did not send their sons to schools as were in trauma after watching the tragic scenes of fallen students.

In various government-run schools, students skipped classes even their third term and December test are underway as fear and unrest gripped them, hesitating to attend their respective schools. “All of us spent the night in agony and disbelief. The pain of losing a child is unbearable,” said Zaheer Alam Zaidi, who accompanied his daughter at Sir Syed School in Wah Cantonment.  “Our hearts go out to the parents whose children were martyred. We share their pain,” said Asma Rani, a teacher of a local school system in Taxila. She said that students especially primary section are reluctant to visit to the schools on second consecutive day due to fear and anxiety. She said that many students even asked their teachers that are they safe and no wrong would be done to them. Sabgha Gull, another teacher, said the attendance remained less than 50 per cent in her section as students skipped to attend the school. Shahgfta Perveen, a mother, said that she did not send her children to school as she still in gloom of fear. Officials of various educational institutes were of the view that maximum ratio of attendance of students remained thin.