Pakistan cricket team visit Army Public School (APS), Peshawar

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The Pakistan cricket team visited Army Public School (APS) students who were injured during the devastating attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar.

The Army Public School (APS) had been attacked last month by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), in a tragic incident in which 150 people lost their lives  including over 130 children.

The national team arrived in Peshawar to visit the students who are still under treatment at Combined Military Hospital (CMH).

Pakistani team is scheduled to leave for the 2015 World Cup in Australia on Jan 21, They showed unity with the victims of the deadly attack of Peshawar.


Misbah said meeting with students who survived the attack — the deadliest in Pakistan’s history — had given the cricketers enormous courage ahead of next month’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

He added: “The best part is that these kids have rejoined the school and their spirit is an encouraging sign for the players, which is to never give up, whatever you do. And with this motivation, we will try to win the World Cup.”

Further, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has donated Rs7.5 million to the school.

The players, who were accompanied by PCB officials, arrived at the Corps Headquarters (HQ) in Peshawar and met with parents of the injured children at the Combined Military Hospital.

Shahid Afridi:

Afridi said the students had taught the players that “the one who saves is greater than those who tries to kill”.

“We are hugely motivated by these kids,” Afridi told AFP. “I asked one kid how he survived after being shot in the chest and he replied that his chest is not weak.

“We want to show the same courage in the World Cup and win the event for our nation and for our people and kids like these.”

The cricketers pray with the family members of Army Public School students and  expressed their condolences with family members of the victims who lose their lives in the attack.

Pakistani cricketers can be seen shaking their hands with the students of Army Public School.


Cricket team meets Army Public School students by etribune