Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ordered the government to release the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on the Army Public School. The report raises questions about APS security.
On December 16, 2014, terrorists broke into the Army Public School in Peshawar and brutally killed about 150 students, including teachers.
A three-member bench headed by Pakistan’s Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed heard the case on the basis of a Supreme Court suo moto notice on the complaints of the parents of the children killed in the incident. The parents claim that the real culprits involved in the incident have not yet been arrested by the authorities.
The order to release the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry is being appreciated on social media.
The report was compiled by Justice Muhammad Ibrahim Khan of the Peshawar High Court, the head of the commission, and consists of 525 pages and four sections. The report raises a number of questions about school security, as well as local facilitation for militants.
The forensic report further said that the facilities provided to the terrorists by the locals were “unforgivable”. “When one’s own blood betrays, the consequences are very dangerous,” the report said. And no agency can prevent such attacks. “
At the same time, the Commission of Inquiry reported that on the morning of December 16, the terrorists entered from behind the Army Public School without any resistance. The report said, “This incident has called into question our security system. The security personnel were insufficient to stop the attackers and their position was not correct.” All the attention of such guards was focused on the main gate and the terrorists entered the school through the back door without any resistance.
The report also noted a significant improvement in security in the country as a result of military operations against militants following the APS incident.