National hero Aitzaz Hassan remembered on 5th death anniversary

Published: January 6, 2019
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15-year-old sacrificed his life to save hundreds of students in Hangu school in 2014. PHOTO: FILE

15-year-old sacrificed his life to save hundreds of students in Hangu school in 2014. PHOTO: FILE

Twitterati on Sunday paid rich tribute to national hero Aitzaz Hassan for his immense sacrifice in saving hundreds of lives on his fifth death anniversary.

Hassan, 15, a ninth grader, sacrificed his life to save hundreds of children as a suicide bomber blew himself up in front of the gate of his school in Hangu in 2014.

The brave teenager had ran towards the bomber and grabbed him in an attempt to stop him from entering the school.

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In the scuffle between Hassan and the bomber, the explosives went off, killing the terrorist and Hassan.

He was later awarded the Sitara-e-Shujaat for the act of bravery.

Twitterati were quick to pay rich tribute to the national hero on the micro-blogging site, with Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry lauding his sacrifice.

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  • Rashid Haider
    Jan 7, 2019 - 12:34PM

    Nation salutes you!Recommend

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