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The army's main spokesman, Major General Asim Bajwa, told AFP the death toll from the attack had risen from 141 overnight to 148, including 132 students. Schools, colleges, offices and markets were closed Wednesday across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Funerals were held for the victims, many of whose bodies were pulled from the school still wearing their smart green uniforms drenched in blood.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday, lifting moratorium on executions, allowed capital punishment for those sentenced to death in cases of terrorism. "The Prime Minister has approved abolishment of a moratorium on the execution of death penalty in terrorism-related cases," a Prime Minister's Office's statement said.
Country's national political leadership on Wednesday vowed to fight the extremists and terrorists without any discrimination so as to wipe out this scourge from the country. "At no stage would there be any distinction between the good and bad Taliban and all would be dealt equally with an iron hand," Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said while addressing a press conference along with national leaders.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday vowed to avenge the deaths of the nation's young children and take a decisive action against terrorists. "We have to fight and win this war, while we keep in view the bullet-riddled faces of our young children whose dreams were shattered by ruthless terrorists," he said. The Prime Minister was chairing a meeting of leaders of all political parties besides Chief Ministers here at the Governor's House.
President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday said Pakistan would fight the menace of terrorism till its logical conclusion and would not be deterred by dastardly acts of the terrorists. Addressing the Third International Seminar on Health, Safety and Environment here, the President also expressed deep sympathies with the parents and families of those who lost lives during the attack by terrorists at a school in Peshawar.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that elimination of terrorists of every kind is essential for rooting out the menace of terrorism from the country. He said there should be no difference between good and bad terrorists. He said that the process of consultation with national leaders by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will prove a milestone for eliminating terrorism from the country.
KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that the recent terror incident in Peshawar has grieved the whole nation and it is the unanimous decision of the nation that not all anti-state elements involved in this carnage should be brought to justice and they should be eliminated one by one.


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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