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Aitzaz Hasan, the Pakistani Boy Who Saved His School from a Suicide Bomber

On January 6th 2014, a young student  saved the lives of more than 2000 children. 

Aitzaz Hasan, a legendary Pakistani boy, was standing outside the school gate of his Government High School, Ibrahinzai in Hangu, alongside his two other classmates. 

Aitzaz was sent outside the school at morning assembly due to being tardy that day. A young man neared the gate and claimed that he was there to seek admission. One of Aitzaz’s classmates immediately noticed a detonator strapped on the man’s vest. 

Aitzaz’s friends fled inside to alert the school while Aitzaz confronted the suicide bom.ber who blew off his vest. 

According to one source, a teacher who witnessed the incident said that Aitzaz was chasing the bomber and even tackled the terrorist to stop him, which killed both of them on the spot. 

The suicide bomber had intent to target and kill the school students which had around 2000 students at the time. 

Aitzaz’s father praised his son for his heroic stand and said, “My son made his mother cry, but saved hundreds of mothers from crying for their children.”

The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa then announced that the school Aitzaz attended and saved would be changed to Shaheed Aitzaz Hasan Government High School.

Imran Khan, a pivotal Pakistani political figure, was disappointed at how the government honored Aitzaz’s sacrifice and took to X (formerly Twitter) to announce that he would be starting a trust fund for the young man’s family. 

The government awarded Hasan with the Sitara-e-Shujaat which is Pakistan’s highest award for bravery, posthumously on Jan. 11, 2014.

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