PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC), in its judgment, asked federal and provincial governments to award Shuhada package to the families of the Army Public School (APS) martyrs.

Chief Justice PHC Waqar Ahmad Seth, in a four-page detailed judgment, proved that discrimination has been done by the provincial government, thus, in this scenario petition in hand is allowed.

The court ordered the respondents to treat the petitioners, Advocate Ajun Khan and Muhammad Tahir Khan, parents of martyred students, alike with others by awarding them a handsome full package as soon as possible.

The petitioners are grieving parents who lost their sons in the brutal incident took place on December 16, 2014, and a compensation package of Rs2 million along with Umra trip, was paid to each affected family which is just like cumin seeds in the camel mouth, the bench stated in its judgement.

The petitioners filed a petition seeking awarding of package equal to the one given to APS principal Tahir Qazi.