Nation observed second day of mourning on Thursday to show solidarity with the victims of Peshawar carnage.

National flag flew at half mast atop all government buildings.

Special prayers were offered in several cities for those killed in the barbaric attack. Candle vigils were also being held in different cities.

In Peshawar, markets were opened partially on Thursday. Education institutions will also remain closed tomorrow.

Hundreds of Pakistani-Americans held a candlelight vigil in Washington in memory of school children killed in Peshawar terror attacks.

Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Society has demanded merciless action against TTP terrorists. The demand was made at its meeting, in Rawalpindi under the chairmanship of (Retired) General Ali Kuli Khan. The meeting urged religious leaders and scholars to come out in the open to prove TTP wrong in the light of Islamic teachings for justifying attack on the future of Pakistan.

President International Islamic University Islamabad Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh has also strongly condemned the Peshawar terror attack.

Chairing a meeting at the Islamic University, he said universities can play vital role in avoiding such happenings by nurturing the young minds in the light of Islamic teachings.

He said Islam negates the attitudes of violence and rigidity because it is religion of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who taught humanity, tolerance and peace.

Pakistani, Turkish and international students in Turkey organized a candle light vigil in Ankara to show solidarity with the victims of Peshawar terrorist attack.

Addressing the gathering, Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey Muhammad Haroon Shaukat expressed his gratitude to the Turkish people and leadership for their steadfast support and solidarity.

Earlier, an eight member parliamentary delegation led by Chairman of Turkey-Pakistan Friendship Group in Turkish Parliament Burhan Kayaturk visited Pakistan Embassy and offered their condolences.

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