Today marks eight years of the brutal terrorist attack on the Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar, which claimed the lives of 140 people, 132 of whom were children. For the unversed, December 16 is designated as “Black Day”. Several celebrities turned to social media to pay respect to the victims of the attack with a Twitter trend that serves as a heartbreaking reminder of one of the country’s darkest periods.
Taking to the micro-blogging site, actor Adnan Siddiqui shared a gloomy, pitch-black photo titled, “Black Day.” He also penned down a caption, reminding people that the grief of the APS attack is still alive in his heart. “Eight years on, we are still heavy with grief. Some wounds never heal. May Allah have mercy on us,” wrote Siddiqui.
In another post, Siddiqui prayed for the victim’s loved ones, who live on in immense grief. “An act of senseless madness and sheer barbarism. It’s an open wound, a sombre if reminder that the smallest coffins are the heaviest. May peace be upon the families who lost their young ones,” he added.
Veteran actor Samina Peerzada also shared her sentiments on social media, praying for everyone’s safety, in hopes that history never repeats itself. “My heart is very sad today. May Allah keep my country safe, protect the children of my country, and save our people from all kinds of human evil.