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Higher Education Commission condemns Bacha Khan University attack

Islamabad, January 20, 2016 (PPI-OT): The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan strongly condemns the cowardly terrorist attack on Bacha Khan University Charsadda. “Those martyred and injured innocent people including students, teachers and other university staff are in our thoughts.” said a statement issued on Wednesday by HEC. The Commission has also announced to observe three-day mourning in its Islamabad headquarters and regional offices to express solidarity with the martyred and affected families in their pressing times.

“Such a brutal attack on a higher education institution is testimony to the brutality of terrorists who had earlier targeted Army Public School, Peshawar and have now attacked another soft target,” the statement said. HEC management and staff pay homage to the martyrs and those injured in the tragic incident, and is praying for the souls of martyrs to rest in eternal peace and injured to recover soon,” it said.

For more information, contact:
Aayesha Ikram
Director (Media)
Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (HEC)
Sector H-9, Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-90402404, +92-51-90402412
Email: aikram@hec.gov.pk
Website: www.hec.gov.pk

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