Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, army chief Raheel Sharif and several top notch leaders and security officials attended a ceremony here to remember the victims.

At least 150 people, including 136 students, were killed when gunmen in uniforms of security personnel stormed the army-run school on December 16, 2014.

Security was on high alert in the country on the first anniversary of the massacre. The educational institutes were closed and security personnel deployed at key places.

Relatives of the victims will be given medals by the army leadership. Survivors of the massacre will also be awarded medals for their bravery.

Last week, the army said that 3,400 militants have been killed in the operation.

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