Islamabad, Dec 17: Pakistan was engulfed in deep sorrow in the wake of the ghastly killing of 132 children in a school which was raided by terrorists of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan on Tuesday. One hundred and forty-one people were killed in one of the gruesome killings of innocent people in the history of the country.
The government announced a three-day mourning following the tragedy and people were seen assembling and taking out candlelight vigils to mourn the death of the innocent children. Funeral of most of those killed was also being held on Wednesday. Many schools remained closed across the nation while tributes were paid to the victims in a number of educational institutions. [Pak lifts moratorium on death tragedy]
Government buildings and Pakistani missions across the world had their flags lowered half-mast. 
Pakistani high commissioner in Canberra in tears
Pakistani High Commissioner Naela Chohan was left teary-eyed after children in Canberra brought her flowers along with a hand-written note from a local resident that showed solidarity with the people of Pakistan at the time of grief, a report published in the Canberra Times said.
"How can anyone who believes in God, irrespective of the religion, how can anyone do such a heinous act," the newspaper report quoted Chohan as saying.
Chohan, 56, said they were deeply touched by the gesture shown by the Australian children following the tragedy.
The Pakistani flag was lowered half-mast outside the office of the high commissioner.