The fifth death anniversary of Aitzaz Hasan, who sacrificed his life to stop a suicide bomber from entering his school in Hangu, is being observed today.
On January 6, 2014, 15-year-old Hasan, a student of grade nine, became a national hero after he saved hundreds of lives as a suicide bomber blew himself up in front of the gate of his school.
In an effort to stop the attacker, Hasan ran towards the bomber and grabbed him, trying to prevent the attacker from entering the school. In the scuffle between Hasan and the bomber, the explosives went off killing the terrorist and Hasan.
Hasan was later awarded the Sitara-e-Shujaat for his act of bravery.
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry while remembering Hasan wrote, “Today is the Death Anniversary of Shaheed Aitzaz Hassan young boy sacrificed his life but saved 100s of students by preventing a suicide attack on a Hangu School, tonight PTV ll telecast a Film #Salute by Shahzad Rafique on this young boy, #ShaheedoonkoSalam.”