Peshawar, Dec 29: British boxing champion of Pakistani origin Amir Khan paid a visit to the Army Public School in Peshawar Monday and said that his heart went out to the families and parents whose children had died in the Dec 16 brutal Taliban attack.
"The main reason I came to Pakistan was to visit the Peshawar school and see the parents of the victims," Dawn online quoted Amir Khan as saying.
"Children must be scared to go back to school and the onus is on us to instil confidence in them and also help improve the country's security situation," the boxer said.
Over 140 students and teachers died in the attack on the school by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.
Amir Khan expressed the hope that the joint efforts of the armed forces and the citizens of Pakistan would help in ending terrorism.
"For now, all we can do is to pray for the victims' families and hope terrorist attacks do not occur again," he said.
Before visiting the Army Public School, Khan met Chief of Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.
During the meeting, Gen. Raheel praised Khan's services to the people of Pakistan.
According to a tweet by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) spokesperson Maj. Asim Bajwa, Amir Khan expressed solidarity with the families of the Peshawar school attack victims as well as the country's armed forces.