Remembering Aitzaz Hasan: Boy who sacrificed his own life to save thousands
Aitzaz Hasan, a 15-year-old from Hangu, set example of selflessness and courage on this day in 2014 when he stopped a suicide bomber from attacking his school. The young boy lost his life in the process but he saved thousands of others including children, faculty members and other staff.
His father, Mujahid Ali Bangash, described his sorrow in such words: “My son made his mother cry, but he saved thousands of mothers from crying.”
People on Twitter are paying tribute to Aitzaz on occasion of his 5th death anniversary.
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry paid tribute to Aitzaz while he also said that a telefilm will be broadcasted by state-owned PTV to pay homage to him.
Today is the Death Anniversary of Shaheed #AitzazHassan young boy sacrificed his life but saved 100s of students by preventy a suicide attack on a Hangu School, toNight PTV ll telecast a Film #Salute by Shahzad Rafique on this young boy, #ShaheedoonkoSalam
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) January 6, 2019
‘Today, we remember the incredible bravery and courage from Aitzaz Hasan in sacrificing his life to save others’
Today, we remember the incredible bravery and courage from #AitzazHassan in sacrificing his life to save others.
His father said: "my son made his mother cry but saved hundreds of mothers from crying for their children". May Allah swt grant him the highest place in Jannah. pic.twitter.com/8svGbVPAYF
— Asad Ur Rehman (@Asad_cheeku) January 6, 2019
‘Such a brave boy. We are a nation of beauty and great grief – our smiles are stronger than your guns’
#AitzazHassan – a phenomenal school boy who hugged a terrorist to save his schoolmates. Such a brave boy. We are a nation of beauty and great grief – our smiles are stronger than your guns. pic.twitter.com/HjR8qbYiib
— Roshaan Z (@hallay_noor_) January 6, 2019
‘Aitzaz Hasan the brave son of soil who sacrificed his own life to save others. He revived the message that’
#AitzazHassan the brave son of soil who sacrificed his own life to save others. He revived the message that
This nation will remain the land of the free as long as it is the home of the Brave.?????
کتنے تارے شہید ہوتے ہیں
ایک اُجلے سویرے کے پیچھے#ہمیں_آگے_ہی_جانا_ہے pic.twitter.com/tqinFAwn1L
— Amna?? (@Amna_Emaan) January 6, 2019
‘Aitzaz Hasan was awarded Sitara-e-Shujaat for his gallantry and he is remembered as a hero’
Born in Hangu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 1998, Aitzaz not only saved hundreds of his schoolfellows, teachers and staff but also won the hearts of people across the country.
— Faisal Shah (@Faisal_kp1) January 6, 2019
‘When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty’
— حاجی Peter (@HajiiPeter) January 6, 2019
Aitzaz Hasan will always be remembered for his selflessness and bravery. A true hero of Pakistan.