A month has gone by since the dreadful Peshawar school attack but the throbbing wounds are still raw.
Parents of the martyred children and the nation are still grieving over the unprecedented loss of precious and innocent lives.
On December 16, over 150 people, mostly schoolchildren, were martyred when militants attacked the Army Public School in Peshawar.
The incident shook the entire nation forcing the political and military leadership to devise a comprehensive National Action Plan to deal the menace of terrorism.
Thirty days after the incident not just the parents but the whole nation is suffering from the trauma inflicted on our national psyche.
The Army Public School resumed it academic activities earlier this week on Monday as surviving children showed remarkable resilience, courage and determination to continue their educational pursuits.
On the first day, COAS Gen Raheel Sharif personally welcomed the students and attended the school assembly.
Meanwhile later today civil society members (ably led by the Quaid-e-Jawaan Jibran Nasir) in Pakistan as well as the worldwide Pakistani diaspora is organizing protest rallies in major cities worldwide.