Tahira Qazi


Tahira Qazi was an educationist and principal of Army Public School and College, Peshawar. She was killed in the Peshawar school attack on 16th December 2014 while protecting the school children. Tahira Qazi was born on 1st July, 1951 in Mardan, Pakistan where she attended her primary school. She completed her master’s degree in English from University of Peshawar and started her teaching career in the 1970s. Tahira took charge as the principal of Army Public School, Peshawar in 2006 and was set to retire in May 2015. On the fateful day of the Peshawar School Attack incident, she chose to stay back in the school which was under attack and tried to save her students. Qazi was posthumously awarded Sitara-e-Shujaat (Star of Bravery) in 2015.