Sher Shah: APS's Braveheart Who Sacrificed His Life To Save Others

A young student of Army Public School (APS), Peshawar, Sher Shah Khattak, was killed in the attack while trying to save lives of others.

Sher Shah’s father, Tufail Khattak, proudly remembers his son, while talking to Geo News. “Sher Shah Khattak was a brilliant student. His younger brother Ahmed Shah was also studying in the same school.”

Sher Shah’s family is still in a state of shock over the loss, developing multiple health issues since the demise of Sher Shah. However, Sher Shah’s spur and enthusiasm to save others despite being in danger himself motivates and encourages them to celebrate his martyrdom.

His father mentioned that he was brought to the hospital with four bullet injuries.

A doctor at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Peshawar at the time, Colonel Shaukat Ali Yousafzai, narrates his story with Sher Shah, “I am an ENT specialist, but I held an administrative position as well. If you remember that child (pointing towards Sher Shah’s picture), he received four bullets on his chest but when brought to us at CMH, he told us, ‘sir, please prefer the two other injured students next to me’, and I couldn’t see any tears in his eyes.”

He further mentioned, “And all the doctors on duty, all the specialists in CMH, were witness to the amount of exemplary bravery shown by this student (Sher Shah). I have handled casualties during the Kargil war and at the line of Control (loC) in Kashmir, but never in my life have I seen the kind of bravery and courage that this boy had.”

Moreover, his father commented, “Sher Shah Khattak is named after a lion, a king. And he lived like a king and died like a lion.” Sher Shah among the lionhearted students who did what they could to save the lives of many others."

Pakistan remembers his brave and heroic youngsters who united the entire nation against the looming curse of terrorism, on 7th anniversary of the lamentable APS terror attack.

Tufail Khattak declared with grit, “I feel proud that sacrifices of our dearest children had given a right direction to the nation and Pakistan launched a much-delayed military action against the terrorists. We can forget the loss of our children for the safety of our people and security of our country if we are assured that no other parent would go through the same tragedy that we suffered.”