APS Martyrs

Story of Waseem Iqbal

Son of Hav. Muhammad Irshad Asif Waseem Iqbal’s family could not be contacted for this obituary. Waseem is described by his teachers as a happy go lucky student. He was an active and energetic soul who was loved by all his teachers. He was fond of playing cricket and was a good player.

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Story of Yasirullah

Son of Hav Nasirullah and Razia Bibi Siblings: Tahirullah (APS student, 8th class, 12 years), Mansha Nasir (10), Insha Nasir (7), Aliza Nasir (3). A punctual and studious child, Yasirullah originally aspired to become a doctor. He was then selected to Cadet College Razmak which is when he changed his mind, saying he wanted to become an army soldier. Hailing...

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Story of Wasif Ali

Son of Captain Ali Khan Khattak and Shahnoon Siblings: Asim (24), Laiba (22), Saqib (20), Asif Siraj (19) Wasif was the youngest of five siblings and for this reason, all his demands and wishes were met by his parents and siblings. He loved animals. He once saw a puppy drowning in a canal and jumped in to rescue it. He...

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Story of Wahab ud Din

Son of Rakshanda and Kabir ud Din Siblings: Sana (23), Shahab ud Din (21) For Wahab’s father, the loss of his youngest son was too much too bear. Two months after the horrific attack that took Wahab’s life, his father’s health took a turn for the worse. He passed away. His mother says her son was a studious child who...

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Story of Rizwan Sareer

Son of Nargis Begum and Lt. Col Sareer Khan Siblings: Nauman Sareer (19), Salman Sareer (18) Hailing from Charsadda, Rizwan was as big a fan of cricket as one could be. His brother, with whom he shared a room, said it was Rizwan’s favourite hobby and that they often played cricket in the bedroom. After his brother’s passing, he says...

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Story of Azhar Naseer

Son of Muhammad Naseer and Mussarat Bibi Siblings: Saba Naseer (13), Nouman Naseer (12), Kawal Naseer (11) Muhammad Azhar Naseer dreamt of becoming a doctor and providing free treatment to the poor. Biology was his favourite class at school and he always topped with over 90pc marks. He received first place in his exam on Dec 12 and the family...

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Story of Hammad Malik

Son of Erum and Tahir Anees Malik Sibling: Kashaf Anees Malik (11) Hammad loved horses and was an excellent horse rider. His uncle had bought several horses in his Punjab village so Hammad could practice riding. He took part in a competition in Lahore and won a trophy. His other hobby was collecting coins and antiques. He would decorate them...

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Story of Hamid Ali Khan

Son of Sher Ali Khan and Farman Nissah Siblings: Sidra Ali Khan (16), Jawad Ali Khan (11) and Sana Ali Khan (4) He was soft-spoken and had the kindest heart. He was an excellent student and was popular at school. He loved his little sister Sana very much. He wanted to be a doctor and open a hospital for the...

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Story of Gul Sher

Son of Shehnaz and Muhammad Nasir Gul Siblings: Emaan (12), Warda Nasir (10), Khushbakht Nasir (7) and Waresha Nasir (4) Gul Sher was a intelligent student. He was House Captain at his school and hoped to be a doctor some day. He wanted to be a famous heart surgeon and open hospital that would treat patients free of charge. He loved...

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Story of Fahid Hussain

Son of Hussain and Seema Nawab For Fahid’s parents, he was something of a gift. He was their only child and they cherished every moment they spent with him. His parents shifted from their village to Peshawar so Fahid could get a good education. He wanted to be an Air Force pilot. He loved sports, especially basketball and cricket. He...

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Story of Azaan Toraylay

Son of Major (retd) Sohailur Rahman and Zil-i-Huma Gul Sohail Siblings: Hayan Nangyalay (19), Hassaan Baryalay (17), Aman Gul Sohail (14) and Wadan Numyalay (8) Azaan Toraylay was true to his name (Toraylay means brave in Pashto). Azaan wished to join the Pakistan Army like his father. Once, he even performed guard duty when his father’s vehicle which was on...

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Story of Ahmed Ali Shah

Son of Khalid Mehmood (late) and Jameela Kosar Siblings: Mohammad Ahmed (12) Ahmed was wise behind his years, his mother says. Possibly because he lost his father when he was 4-years-old. Bright and studious, Ahmed had a beautiful singing voice. He was often called upon to recite Naaths. He was also learning to play tennis. His mother says he was...

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Story of Zahir Shah (staff)

Son of Zaz Muhammad & Yaghi Gul H/O Momina Bibi Siblings: Muhammad Sharif, Abdur Rauf, Bushra Bibi, Khayal Muhammad, Muhammad Zahid. Zahir Shah began working at the Army Public School a year before the Peshawar massacre. He served the school devotedly and would advise students to study hard when he interacted with them. His nephew Shafqat Sharif says Zahir had...

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Story of Tahira Qazi (principal)

Daughter of Qazi Hayat Ullah Khan Husband Name: Lft Col® Qazi Zafar Ullah Khan Children: Arifa Qazi (32 ), Imran Ullah Qazi (30), Ahmed Ullah Qazi (24) Tahira Qazi joined the Army Public School in 1995 as head of English Department and in 2006 she took charge as the principal of the school. “She was not only a devoted teacher...

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Story of Sofia Hijab (teacher)

W/o Advocate Amjid Sohail Children: Tatheer Zahra (17) Farwa Agha (13) Qualification: Masters in IR (B.Ed ,M.Ed , Masters in Urdu (University of Peshawar) Occupation: Urdu teacher (senior section) Remembered by her daughters as their best friend, Sofia Hijab was a devoted mother and a hard-working teacher. She wanted her daughters to acquire good quality education and study medicine in...

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Story of Shahnaz Naeem (teacher)

W/o Dr Naeem Mumtaz Children: Mashaal Naeem, Omamma Naeem, Unnas Naeem Qualification: M.Sc. Computer Science (University of Peshawar) Occupation: Senior teacher Computer Science Associated with the Army Public School since 1994, Shahnaz Naeem was a competent and dedicated teacher whose death has left many a colleague and student mourning. Regarded as an inspiring teacher, Shahnaz was also a loving wife...

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Story of Saima Zareen (teacher)

W/o Tariq Saeed, D/o Anwar Jamal Family: Two daughters 20 and 13 years old, son Babar Saeed (17) Mrs. Saima Zareen had been teaching English at the APS for 17 years. She had completed her M.Phil in Education and was pursuing a Ph.D in Education. She was the mother of two girls aged 20 and 13. She was an outstanding...

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