Islamabad: The officers and staff of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Headquarters gathered on Wednesday to offer Fateha for the martyrs, including 132 innocent schoolchildren, of the horrific Peshawar School Tragedy.
All the officers and staff of FBR (HQ), including Chairman Tariq Bajwa and all the Members, gathered in the Auditorium and offered Ijtimai Dua for the victims of the tragedy which includes the school Principal Ms. Tahira Qazi, sister-in-law of Ms. Riffat Shaheen Qazi, Member Facilitation Taxpayer Education of FBR. They prayed Allah Almighty to bless the martyrs with the choicest place in Jann’ah and grant courage and fortitude to the families of the victims as well as to the nation grieving on this tragedy.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman FBR Tariq Bajwa condemned what he termed as the gravest tragedy in the history of Pakistan, measurable in scale only to the events of 16thDecember 1971. He said the terrorists had committed this dastardly act to avenge the ongoing Zarb-e-Azab operation and demoralize the nation. “However, their efforts to dent the morale of the nation would never succeed and the entire nation stands united today to frustrate and fight such enemies of the humanity,” he said.
The Chairman, FBR emphasized that the only way to root out this menace from the society is to isolate the extremist elements from our ranks and work together for the prosperity of the country.