The sixth death anniversary of Aitzaz Hasan, who confronted a suicide bomber to save the lives of his peers, was observed today (Wednesday).
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 civil award of Sitara-e-Shujaat (Star of Bravery) by the government of Pakistan and was also named as the Herald’s Person of the Year for 2014.
Social media users remembered Aitzaz Hassan’s sacrifice by paying tribute to him.
His courage and love makes me weep, says Fatima Bhutto
Shireen Mazari called it an act of unparalleled courage
Salute to his bravery, says Raza Rumi