Written by Bella Dalima
18 Dec, 2014 | 9:07 pm
The first images of the interior of the Peshawar school that was attacked by the Pakistani Taliban have been released by Pakistan broadcaster ARY.
One hundred and forty eight (148) people, mostly students, were massacred by Taliban insurgents.
The scenes show blood stains on the floor where the attack took place, and personal items like an abandoned shoe on the back of a seat, and a pair of spectacles lying in a doorway.
A shocked Pakistan began burying 132 students killed by Taliban militants, an incident that has heaped pressure on the government to do more to tackle the insurgency.
People across the country have been lighting candles and staging vigils as parents bade final farewells to their children during mass funerals in and around Peshawar, the volatile city on the edge of Pakistan’s lawless tribal belt where the school was located.
Grief mixed with anger as people looked to the authorities – long accused of not being tough enough on extremists – to stem spiraling violence in a nation which has become a safe haven for al Qaeda-linked groups.
In apparent response to public opinion after what may have been the deadliest militant attack in Pakistani history, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced he had lifted a moratorium on the death penalty.
The Pakistan Taliban released photographs of the militants they say attacked the Army Public School in Peshawar.
In the undated photographs the militants are seen posing with weapons, including Khalifa Omar Mansoor Hafzullah who local media have identified as a senior figure in the Pakistan Taliban.
The location of the photographs was not identified.
In a News1st exclusive tonight independent politician, lawyer, activist and former anchor for one Pakistan’s Leading news organisations Dawn Mohammad Jibran Nasir gave us an analysis on the current political climate subsequent to the Peshawar Attack which sparked outrage and grief not only in Pakistan but around the world as well.
Independent politician, Mohammad Jibran Nasir expressed these views:
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