Twitterati Pay Tribute To ‘Braveheart’ Aitzaz Hasan On Sixth Death Anniversary
Today marks the sixth death anniversary of Pashtun student Aitzaz Hasan Bangash, who lost his life while trying to prevent a suicide bomber from entering his school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Hangu district.
On this day six years ago, Aitzaz reached school late, and was not allowed to enter the premises. He was standing outside when a young man approached them and questioned them about admission procedures. It was during the conversation that Aitzaz’s classmates spotted a detonator and ran outside. Aitzaz stood his ground and hugged the bomber, who then detonated his vest.
For his bravery, he was hailed as a hero and a martyr, and was awarded the Nishaan-e-Shujaat, a civilian award for acts of gallantry.
As his brave act and martyrdom marks six years today, people took to Twitter to pay tribute to him. Journalist Nadeem Farooq Paracha narrated how Aitzaz saved the lives of 2000 students present inside this school.
Six years ago today (January 6, 2014) the 15-year-old school boy, Aitzaz Hasan Bangash, was killed while preventing a suicide bomber from attacking a school in Pakistan's Hangu District. Aitzaz's resistance saved the lives of 2000 students that were in the school at the time. pic.twitter.com/EJDnOzGvc7
— Nadeem Farooq Paracha (@NadeemfParacha) January 6, 2020
6 yrs ago 2day 15 year old Aitzaz Hasan was martyred while stopping a suicide bomber from attacking a school in Hangu saving the lives of 2000 students that were in the school at the time.
I remember visiting the school 5 years ago & the very spot where he embraced shahdat pic.twitter.com/eCLKHmzKXy
— Fajer Rabia Pasha (@fajerrabia) January 6, 2020
One user narrated the quote of Aitzaz’s father, “My Son made his mother cry but saved hundreds of mothers from crying for their children.”
6th martyrdom Anniversary of Nation Hero Shaheed Aitzaz Hasan Bangash who saved his school from a Suicide Bomb attack at the age of just 15.
" My Son made his mother cry but saved hundreds of mothers from crying for their children. " Aitzaz Hasan's Father. pic.twitter.com/KtH2Bf276M
— Ahsan. 🇵🇰 (@imPakistaniLAD) January 6, 2020
Another user said that such a huge sacrifice needed the highest level of courage.
Larger than life sacrifice.
Six years ago today the 15-year-old school boy, Aitzaz Hasan, was killed while preventing a suicide bomber from attacking a school in Hangu District. He saved 2000 other souls.
Such a huge sacrifice needs a highest level of courage. Salutes. pic.twitter.com/cXtxZhDzE3
— iSkyLark ツ (@iSkyLark88) January 6, 2020
Celebrity Veena Malik stated that the nation was proud of Aitzaz and would never forget you.
Remembering Aitzaz Hasan today. The brave soul who saved the lives of hundreds of students by stopping a suicide bomber from entering into his school. We will never forget you, Aitzaz. The nation is proud of you.
— VEENA MALIK (@iVeenaKhan) January 6, 2020
Another user stated that the young superhero’s martyrdom anniversary should never go unnoticed, adding that he was a true definition of valour and courage.
— Taimoor Ali Maher (@taimoormaheraly) January 6, 2020
Author Fatima Bhutto, referring to the period of terrorism in Pakistan in the early 2010s, stated that there was no truer hero of that dark period of Pakistan’s history.
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
One user shared Aitzaz’s picture and said the picture was an answer to those who considered a terrorist country. He added that the heroic act explained that we were peace loving and wanted a safe future.
This pic itself is an answer for all those, who consider Pakistan a terrorist country. His heroic act explained "we are peace lovers & we also want a safe future".This school kid saved nearly 700 students while embracing a suicide bomber in Hangu six years ago today.#AitzazHasan pic.twitter.com/T79RFeJPtp
— Awais Ahmad Sadat (@SadatAwais) January 6, 2020