'More than a hashtag': Pakistan's celebrities pay tribute to victims of APS attack

'More than a hashtag': Pakistan's celebrities pay tribute to victims of APS attack

Actors, singers and cricket players posted on social media to remember the 144 lives lost on Dec 16, 2014.
16 Dec, 2021

People across Pakistan are paying tribute to the 144 people killed in the December 16, 2014 attack on the Army Public School, Peshawar. Of the 144 victims, 132 were children. Pakistan's celebrities are also remembering the lives lost on the seventh anniversary of the attack.

Columnist and writer Fatima Bhutto said the victims are forever in our hearts.

Many celebrities shared their thoughts in the form of tweets and Instagram Stories. Cricket player Shadab Khan said he was "praying for peace and justice," hoping that the country never goes through something like this again.

Singer Asim Azhar also shared a memorial photo on his Instagram Stories and said his heart still bleeds.

Actor Faysal Quraishi tweeted that he will never be able to forget December 16.

Singer Hadiqa Kiani shared a picture and reminded her followers that the country will never forget the attack.

Cricketer Shaheen Shah Afridi also tweeted and said the "smallest coffins are the heaviest."

Superstar actor Bilal Ashraf shared a rather heartbreaking illustration of a school van next to an ambulance to remember the attack.

Former captain of Pakistan national women's cricket team Sana Mir reminded everyone that the incident is more than "just a hashtag."

Actor Minal Khan shared a post with a sketch of the uniforms worn by the students of APS in tribute.


M. Saeed Dec 16, 2021 05:21pm
No words to describe the pain of innocent students heartlessly killed by the savage TTP monsters. We can only repay some of their sacrifices by eliminating the horrible monsters, for good.
Raja Jee Dec 16, 2021 11:24pm
This blood will always keep the financiers and sponsors of the attack restless till their last breath. I am talking about the hands that were behind it.
KannadaBoy Dec 17, 2021 12:09am
132 biggest school massacre in world history..RIP innocent boys..Saddest day on earth
Rawalpindi boy Dec 17, 2021 06:55am
This day still hurts like no other. and what is PTI doing? Making deals with killers.
Yawar Dec 17, 2021 09:31am
When I first heard the news, I felt like I was hit by a train. While wondering what type of humans would plan and do such a thing, the anger I felt towards them was intense. May such a horrific attack never occur again anywhere in the world.
Anonymouseee Dec 17, 2021 10:41am
These Indian sponsored TTP terrorists will be eliminated inshallah. We will never forget.
Zafar Yousufzai Dec 17, 2021 10:50am
Those killers still not charged must be presented before the military firing squad. All Pakistanis including parents of innocent students expect justice of this kind.
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Dec 17, 2021 03:44pm
What a gigantic, gruesome, grisly, grave, grim, gross and great tragedy? Inna Lilla Hay Waa Inna Illehey Rajayoon.
Suyash Chandra Dec 17, 2021 11:02pm
How many of these children were from Officer families ?
Sam Dec 18, 2021 05:35am
I remember the pain. Made me cry for days and still feel the ache.