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Twitterati Pay Tribute To ‘Braveheart’ Aitzaz Hasan On Sixth Death Anniversary

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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.

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.”

Another user said that such a huge sacrifice needed the highest level of courage.

Celebrity Veena Malik stated that the nation was proud of Aitzaz and would never forget you.

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.

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.

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.


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