US embassy observes one-minute silence for APS martyrs

ISLAMABAD: The US embassy on Wednesday observed a moment of silence here at the Raphel Memorial Gardens in honour of the victims of the attack on the Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar on December 16, 2014.”We strongly condemn this and other attacks and stand with Pakistan in its fight against violence and extremism. The US remains committed to promoting a secure, stable, and prosperous Pakistan,” said an embassy statement quoting Charge d’ affaires Jonathan Pratt.Pratt said the US recognised and deeply appreciated the sacrifices of Pakistanis in their struggle against terrorism. “The brutal murder of innocent children and teachers at the hands of terrorists shocked us all,” he said.”But the loss of that day is not forgotten. Today, we remember those who lost their lives and recommit to working with Pakistan for a safer, more secure and hopeful future for all Pakistanis and Americans alike,” he added.


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