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Pak names 122 education institutions after Peshawar victims

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Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today approved renaming of 122 schools and colleges here in the capital after the names of the victims of country’s worst terror attack on an army-run school in Peshawar that killed 141 people, mostly schoolchildren.

The decision was taken ahead of the first anniversary of the ghastly terror attacks in Peshawar on December 16 last year claimed by the terror group Tehrik-i-Taliban (TTP).

Sharif announced that the initiative was undertaken to “ensure the memory of the victims continues to persist in our nation’s history”.

“To fight back against enemies, we must promote tolerance, enlightenment and education in our homeland,” said Sharif.

Pakistan took several measures to eliminate militancy after the school attack including setting military courts for speedy trial of militants and removing the moratorium on death penalties in the country.

Earlier this month, four of the facilitators of the militants were hanged after being convicted by the military courts.

Pakistan is also planning a major event on Wednesday at the school which was attacked by the militants.

As many as 141 people, including 132 schoolchildren, were killed when TTP militants attacked the Army Public School in Peshawar.