K-P govt to give Rs5 million to Aitizaz Hasan's family

Published: January 13, 2014

The late Aitizaz Hasan. PHOTO: AFP/FAMILY HANDOUT

PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government announced on Monday that it will give Rs5 million to Aitizaz Hasan’s family, Express News reported.

Hasan, a student from Hangu, tackled a bomber on January 6 who had come to attack his school at a time when hundreds of students were inside. The brave boy died while protecting others.

The K-P government also announced that the name of Hasan’s school will be changed to Shaheed Aitizaz Hasan Government High School from Government High School Ibrahimzai.

The provincial government proclaimed that a stadium will also be made in his honour.

A delegation of the provincial government visited Hasan’s house to express their condolences.

On January 12, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan had expressed disappointment over how poorly the K-P government responded to Hasan’s death.

Speaking to the media in Lahore, Imran had said he was proud of the teenager’s martyrdom and that he was a national hero. He had further stated it was sad that the provincial government had failed to reach the young boy’s family.

On the occasion, Imran had announced that his party will cooperate with Hasan’s family and take care of their expenses.

The PTI chairperson had also announced the establishment of Aitizaz Hasan Fund.

Praise

The International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) on January 12 had bestowed a global bravery award on Hasan.

On January 11, Hasan was honoured with the Sitara-e-Shujaat, the country’s highest award for bravery.

An official from the PM house had said the boy’s family was expected to receive the posthumous award on March 23, Pakistan’s national day following the president’s ceremonial approval.

Terming his sacrifice as “the highest act of bravery”, Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on January 11 had heaped praise on Aitizaz Hasan. Army troops had also presented a guard of honour at Hasan’s grave to salute the bravery of the teenager.

“It is a sterling example of bravery and sacrifice by a lad of only 15 years,” the army chief had said in his condolence message according to a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations.

Teenage activist Malala Yousufzai had announced on January 10 that she will give Rs0.5 million to Aitizaz Hasan’s family and called on the government to bestow the highest civilian award on him.

Reader Comments (15)

  • RUKHSAR
    Jan 13, 2014 - 1:02PM

    only announcement…!!! KP Government… pls give 5 million to brave’s Hasan familly as soon as possible. otherwise you will forget.

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  • Zulfiqar
    Jan 13, 2014 - 1:11PM

    Accept your mistakes, rectify them and do no repeat them…..
    Best of Luck PTI !

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  • wakhtar
    Jan 13, 2014 - 1:22PM

    That is a sign of a great leader – he has the moral courage to critisize his own CM!

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  • Sumbal rizvai
    Jan 13, 2014 - 1:30PM

    Thanks Mr Imran Khan. you always give us happiness.
    He was young and fun age He did different made the history. he was at the right age to try something many young peole want to do fun, sports and studies.He looks excellent. and even though he not really appreciated by showing for all love to his love one!

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  • lkhan
    Jan 13, 2014 - 1:33PM

    Very good of IK to have the school’s name changed in honour of this brave young man. However, one hasn’t heard him criticise the terrorists for this dastardly act or order the KP government to find the perpetrators responsible for the death of one young boy who should be an example to all about right values….

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  • Jawad Rajani
    Jan 13, 2014 - 1:35PM

    Better late than never….
    @ IK, PTI and KP govt… Its ok if you learn from your mistakes.

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  • kaka
    Jan 13, 2014 - 2:24PM

    Its their responsibility

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  • Syed Aoun Naqvi
    Jan 13, 2014 - 2:46PM

    Thats about an honest ldr. Accept mistakes and rectify them.

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  • Pakistani
    Jan 13, 2014 - 3:54PM

    Dear All Politicians,

    Do not promise us that you are changing school name as it is not going to create any difference in our lives instead of that promise us that we are not going have any more like Shaheed Aitizaz Hasan.
    Do not promise us about Rs. 5 million instead of that promise us that our children, brothers, sisters and parents can live a life free from worries and tension of these terrorist.
    Regards,
    A Pakistani who just want to live a normal life.

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  • Tight Patloon
    Jan 13, 2014 - 4:54PM

    Imran khan did not criticize the killers of this brave boy. He chose to pay up with a heavy sum

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  • Umer
    Jan 13, 2014 - 5:42PM

    @Tight Patloon:

    Imran khan did not criticize the killers of this brave boy. He chose to pay up with a heavy sum

    Only when he saw PMLN leadership taking credit by giving Aitezaz medal. This is just opportunism on his behalf, not real sympathy.

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  • Ghostrider
    Jan 13, 2014 - 6:27PM

    hypocricy at its best…honor the dead and not condemn the culprit

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  • Khalid Javed
    Jan 13, 2014 - 6:52PM

    Pervaiz Khattak (the KP CM) seems to be drawing his parallel from Pak Cricket Team Captain, an insipid, laid-back leader like Misbah causing ineffectiveness in team’s performance, unable to inspire motivation & lacking in prompt decision making. Sooner or later, IK has to replace him with some more pro-active character to stir a serving appetite in the PK novice PTI Political Team to win.

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  • Jan 13, 2014 - 6:54PM

    Five million is too much, it will be a burden on kpk treasury, better to give job to his brother in KPK government and money should be replaced with 1 millionRecommend

  • just_someone
    Jan 14, 2014 - 1:07AM

    I think this is what might have happened.
    KPK govt didnt say/do anything since their guru, IK, didnt say or do anything.
    IK, realizing how terrible it looked, threw his own people under the bus to make himself look good. KPK govt realized the guru saved his skin and decided to give tax payer money to make themselves look good. none of these paid out of pocket. malala was the only one who gave her own money instantly to help the family even though no one would have blamed her if she didnt.
    can someone tell me what IK/KPK Gov did that we can commend? IK had to make a phone call to the KPK CM to make things right but instead went on the air because he loves to see himself on the 9 oclock news and he needs to help his image which is shattered.
    neither IK nor KPK Gov condemned the ttp for the attack on the poor shia. neither bothered to go visit them or their community. at least gen raheel sent his officer and the kid was given a guard of honor and 21 gun salute to signify that he was as important as any jawan in the force.
    IK is destroying this country with his political childishness and his love for the barbarians who he secretly supports. Recommend

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