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.
Today is the Death Anniversary of Shaheed #AitzazHassan young boy sacrificed his life but saved 100s of students by preventy a suicide attack on a Hangu School, toNight PTV ll telecast a Film #Salute by Shahzad Rafique on this young boy, #ShaheedoonkoSalam— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) January 6, 2019
In2014, 15 yrs old #AitzazHassan died while preventing a suicide bomber to enter his school,saving life of his school fellows. An unprecedented sacrifice that has made him immortal in hearts of people.I hope&pray that no other child have to give such a sacrifice #RemembringAitzaz pic.twitter.com/twYKhQZiLH— Ziauddin Yousafzai (@ZiauddinY) January 6, 2019
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