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Double Amputee David: ISPR releases song in remembrance of APS martyrs

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As children began returning to schools across Pakistan weeks after the siege of Peshawar's Army Public School, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) released a poignant musical tribute to commemorate the 131 children slain last month in the horrific attack.

With a young child’s voice lending melody to the lyrics, the song which was released on Monday conveys a message from a slain child to extremists in response to the massacre. The message is one of conviction and resilience; that the children cannot be frightened anymore.

The main verse of the song is also packed with emotion:

Main aisi qoum se hoon jis kay woh bachon se darta hai … Bara dushman bana phirta hai jo bachon se larta hai

I am from a nation whose children frighten him… Some enemy he is, he who targets children.

The attack on the school resulted in widespread condemnation from national and international quarters with the government quickly scrambling into action. A National Action Plan was then developed in order to tackle the growing problem; the premier lifted the moratorium on capital punishment and the army chief rushed to Kabul to tie up with the Afghan security establishment in order to effectively tackle cross border attacks.

On the day of the attack, DG ISPR Major-General Asim Bajwa in a tweet quoted the army chief as saying that the terrorists had struck at "the heart" of Pakistan:



This ISPR tribute to Peshawar's lost children will move you to tears
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Updated about 5 hours ago

As children began returning to schools across Pakistan weeks after the siege of Peshawar's Army Public School, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) released a poignant musical tribute to commemorate the 131 children slain last month in the horrific attack.

With a young child’s voice lending melody to the lyrics, the song which was released on Monday conveys a message from a slain child to extremists in response to the massacre. The message is one of conviction and resilience; that the children cannot be frightened anymore.

The main verse of the song is also packed with emotion:

Main aisi qoum se hoon jis kay woh bachon se darta hai … Bara dushman bana phirta hai jo bachon se larta hai

I am from a nation whose children frighten him… Some enemy he is, he who targets children

The attack on the school resulted in widespread condemnation from national and international quarters with the government quickly scrambling into action. A National Action Plan was then developed in order to tackle the growing problem; the premier lifted the moratorium on capital punishment and the army chief rushed to Kabul to tie up with the Afghan security establishment in order to effectively tackle cross border attacks.

On the day of the attack, DG ISPR Major-General Asim Bajwa in a tweet quoted the army chief as saying that the terrorists had struck at "the heart" of Pakistan:

Focused on the idea that a war should never be against children, the lyrics of the song were penned by ISPR officials.

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