ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered a judicial commission to make public a report into the Army Public School (APS) massacre in a decision that comes six years after 144 children were martyred in a Peshawar school.
The top court on Friday ordered the Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) to ensure the comments on the APS tragedy report be made public as well.
Amanullah Kanrani, the former president of the the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), was appointed the amicus curiae, with the court adjourning the hearing in the APS tragedy case for a month.
“Do you want those responsible for security negligence to be punished,” Justice Faisal Arab asked, to which the parents of the martyred children said: “We have been buried alive!
“Everyone was gathered into one hall and killed there,” the bereaved parents added. “It was a targeted killing!”
‘What’s the point of such high security?’
In his remarks, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Gulzar Ahmed said it was “a tragedy” that the responsibility was shifted only to the junior officials and those at lower ranks held responsible, while the ones at the highest rank not asked anything.