On 6th January 2014, a 15-year-old lion-hearted student foiled a vicious attempt of a terrorist to kill hundreds of students in a school.
Aitzaz Hassan, a national hero, was later awarded Sitara-e-Shujaat for his brave attempt to save precious lives in Hangu. He made sure that the suicide bomber didn’t enter his school otherwise the results would have been devastating. The bomber blew himself up at the gate when Aitzaz, a 9th class student back then, grabbed him, resulting in an explosion that killed them both.
His 6th death anniversary was celebrated across the country on Monday and it is currently trending on Twitter as the social media users are paying their respects to the martyr.
Here’s what people are saying on the microblogging platform:
— Babang (@Babang1010) January 7, 2020
He will never be forgotten.
— Saima Tariq (@SaimaTariqPTI) January 7, 2020
A role model indeed.
He is our role model,#AitzazHassan
— Ali Zai (@changezalizai) January 7, 2020
A true hero.
— Mannan Hassan (@MannanHassan3) January 7, 2020
— Farrukh Shahzad Chauhan (@FarrukhFL) January 7, 2020
We are all indebted to people like Aitzaz.
Five years ago, Aitzaz Hasan Bangash gave his life as a 15 year old schoolboy, embracing a suicide bomber with his own body so his classmates could live. There is no truer hero of that dark period of Pakistan’s history. pic.twitter.com/UPIgkJ0xTK
— fatima bhutto (@fbhutto) January 6, 2020
Hats off to Aitzaz. Salute to you boy. There are many more people like you who are very common and are always ready to sacrifice their lives for their motherland at the need of the hour. #AitzazHassan
— Wasim Azam (@wasimazam78) January 7, 2020
— Sarmad Palijo (@SarmadPalijo) January 7, 2020
What a gem we lost! May ALLAH rest his soul in eternal peace. Ameen❤ #AitzazHassan
— Basheer Kharoti (@bsr_anwar) January 7, 2020
700 young students stood in the school assembly as potential victims in the Hangu school, the day #AitzazHassan foiled the suicidal bomber attack . He was just 15 and so fearless. Salam to this young brave heart. pic.twitter.com/WUgU1OzpHU
— Sara Taseer (@sarataseer) January 7, 2020
What are your thoughts on Aitzaz’s sacrifice? Share your thoughts in the comments.