KARACHI: As the news of Aitizaz Hasan - a student who sacrificed his life while trying to prevent a suicide attack on his school – spread, many on social media demanded for bestowing Pakistan's highest military award Nishaan-e-Haider on the valiant teenager.
Hasan was a student of the Government High School Ibrahimzai in Hangu who stood up to a bomber on January 6 and sacrificed his life to save many others.
A journalist and senior anchor at Capital TV Nasim Zehra on Twitter demanded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to give this prestigious award to our 'national hero':
Mr.PrimeMinister v the citizens believe that State of Pk must award Nishan-i-Haider to Pk's brave son Shaheed Aitezaz #onemillionaitzaz— Nasim Zehra (@NasimZehra) January 9, 2014
People from across the country also demanded that the government of Pakistan should award Hasan for his bravery and sacrifice:
@ShireenMazari1 the KP govt should give an award in his honor and be generous to his family— Jingle Man (@sahmedzawar) January 9, 2014
Will there by any award for brave Atizaz who gave his life to save hundreds' life? #onemillionaitzazs— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) January 9, 2014
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's chairman Imran Khan also tweeted about the young teenager that his sacrifice will not go in vain:
Sacrifice of young teenager from Hangu Shaheed Aitzaz who gave his life to save others from a suicide bomber will not go in vain InshaAllah.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 9, 2014
KP govt as well as federal govt must recognise the sacrifice of young Aitzaz who embraced shahadat to save others.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 9, 2014
“I had never thought that my brother would die such a great death. He sacrificed his life to save humanity,” Hassan's brother Mujtaba had stated in an interview with The Express Tribune on January 8.
The government should announce a civilian award, Tamgha-i-Shujaat or Nishan-e-Haider, for his bravery, Mujtaba had further added.
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