Yasir Alam Amin, a ninth-grade student, had given three test papers of the school’s monthly tests and today (Wednesday, August 10) was his fourth paper and he was hoping to get first position in the test, but his wish could not be fulfilled as he lost his life in a tragic gunfire incident last week.
On August 6, four persons were killed when unidentified suspects opened fire on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA Malik Liaquat Ali’s vehicle in Lower Dir district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa late at night.
PTI parliamentarian while travelling to his native area in Tehsil Maidan of Lower District was also wounded in a brazen gun attack that killed four persons including Ali’s brother, Jehan Alam and nephew Yasir.
Yasir’s teachers were also shocked to see Yasir’s chair empty during today’s test. “Sorry, I could not complete my exam,” they wrote on the whiteboard and placed a bouquet on the empty chair of the martyr.
The words written on the whiteboard made the entire situation sad and the students including the teachers could not stop themselves from crying.
The locals demanded the government arrest the killers and give them exemplary punishment.
Maidan, where the attack was carried out, remained under the banned Tekreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) control in 2009. Later the area was cleared in a military operation and the militant commanders escaped to Afghanistan and continued to operate from there.
Earlier today, PTI Chairperson Imran Khan in his video address, claimed that his party MPAs in Khyber Pakhtunkwa were receiving threats from banned TTP.