Aitizaz Hasan: Imran 'deeply disappointed' at K-P govt's lack of response

Published: January 12, 2014
PTI chairperson Imran Khan. PHOTO: PPI

PTI chairperson Imran Khan. PHOTO: PPI

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan on Sunday expressed disappointment over how poorly  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government responded to Aitizaz Hasan’s death, 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.

Speaking to the media in Lahore, Imran said he was proud of the teenager’s martyrdom and that he was a national hero.

He said it was sad that the provincial government failed to reach the young boy’s family.

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

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

IHRC award

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

An IHRC delegation visited Hasan’s grave and the family and condoled the death of the young boy.

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

An official from the PM house 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.

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  • waasay
    Jan 12, 2014 - 2:46PM

    thats why he is my leader (y)Recommend

  • unbiased
    Jan 12, 2014 - 2:57PM

    atleast he has the guts to criticize his own govt !!!


  • Kaleem
    Jan 12, 2014 - 2:58PM

    Please tell them this on phone, why media talk?


  • Lobster
    Jan 12, 2014 - 3:15PM

    Imran Khan, a man of merit!


  • Fedup
    Jan 12, 2014 - 3:19PM

    This publicity stunt is too little, too late. What steps is the provincial government taking to prevent future attacks? Will the pandering to extremists end?


  • salman
    Jan 12, 2014 - 3:23PM

    Good to see PTI acknowledge thier mistake.


  • Arsalan
    Jan 12, 2014 - 3:36PM

    But wait a second? Weren’t PTI trolls claiming KPK govt were the first responders to Aitizaz heroics??


  • LOK
    Jan 12, 2014 - 4:12PM

    This is ridiculous. IK runs the KPK government practically and is now pointing finger to a group of people who wait for his command to do anything anyway.


  • laham ul baqar
    Jan 12, 2014 - 4:27PM

    @LOK: seriously are you all right? kite runner!


  • A Khan
    Jan 12, 2014 - 4:35PM

    Good to see IK coming out at critisizing KP government. I’m sure there must have been contact between them before this drastic step. But when people fail to take a hint and do their job, publically critisizing them is necessary, so we all know who screwed up. I hope this will make them get their act together.

    Also i think a federal interior minister should have been more active in this respect and visited the family. Apparently government (federal and provincial) believe sending a “I support” memo to media is good enough these days.


  • parvez
    Jan 12, 2014 - 4:40PM

    IK has made valid point and we shld appreciate that even if his owen people are in wrong he is willing to say so. to all those who are not happy with his comment shld look at thier party leaders.if we the public dont change nothing will


  • Babablacksheep
    Jan 12, 2014 - 4:53PM

    but, still not a single word against Taliban


  • Ahmed
    Jan 12, 2014 - 5:00PM

    This is a publicity stunt my dear before you go all…awww my dear leader.


  • Mohammad
    Jan 12, 2014 - 5:02PM

    IK: You and your government is failed…perhaps you have dedication but you lack control & vision.

    Stop fooling around commenting and fighting with other politicians and use the 5 years in KPK to deliver and set an example. Stop nonsense now.


  • Lalit
    Jan 12, 2014 - 5:14PM

    and not a squeak against those who made him a martyr….


  • Rex Minor
    Jan 12, 2014 - 5:18PM

    The name Khan alone does not make him a leader,; he must learn to lead and this without lamentation and pettyfogging..

    Rex Minor


  • goggi (Lahore)
    Jan 12, 2014 - 5:31PM

    His three fingers are pointing towards himself!

    He could have spntaneously observed and porposed some minutes of total silence which is the nonverbal expression of the soul and a noble gesture of respect for Aitizaz whose body was painfully torn apart in a fraction of a second. A lack of moral culture,imagination and originality!


  • Obaid Zia's
    Jan 12, 2014 - 5:31PM

    Can any body explain what criterion stands for award of Nishan e Shujaat ? Does Aitazaz’s act not make him qualify for award of Nishan e Shujaat ? PM Nawaz Sharif probably has not been told that there are Hilal e Shujaat and Nishan e Shujaat as well .


  • Ahmed
    Jan 12, 2014 - 5:34PM

    PTI supporters…… what can you say about these PTI (kids)?! They were already showering their praise on how the KPK government were the first to respond, now IK criticizes his government (publicity stunt, this, too) and the supporters go, oh.. IK my leader (y).

    Nothing more to say!


  • Zif
    Jan 12, 2014 - 5:38PM

    Like father like son. Similarly, like leader like workers. They were towing the party policy of standing with the victims and in their eyes suicide bomber is the victim because of drone attacks! Come on PTI, have the guts to call a spade, a spade before its too late.


  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Jan 12, 2014 - 5:54PM

    Since the remote control signals did not emanate from Banigala, the KPK Government did not act.


  • DesiTor
    Jan 12, 2014 - 6:06PM

    Long Live IK. Msg for ALL those who call him Taliban Khan: You lack the IQ to undertsnad his philosophy and common sense reasosn to engage these individuals who have been sandwiched between the Americans, the foreign fighters and the Pak Army-and that too on their land. He is supportive of these elements who belong to the land and have nothing to do with the wars outside their land. Get it-ONCE and for ALL


  • Najeebullah
    Jan 12, 2014 - 6:11PM

    Dear Imran khan I guess the explosion was not natural, can you please name or condemn who carried out the suicide attack.


  • Jan 12, 2014 - 6:11PM

    He is doing all this because yesterday Ibrahimzai villagers said that no one came to them except Army and Media. He just want to get the credit.


  • JalsaKhan
    Jan 12, 2014 - 6:21PM

    Is it time to hold jalsa against KP government Mr.Khan ??


  • Rex Minor
    Jan 12, 2014 - 6:42PM


    Because he has not the one what one needs to lead!

    Rex Minor


  • Rex Minor
    Jan 12, 2014 - 6:46PM


    Can he survive in the Taliban land to operate in day time, once they put him on the hit list?
    Not even the Prime Minister or the Interior Minster will take this chance!!

    Rex Minor


  • Azmat Khan
    Jan 12, 2014 - 6:50PM

    IK it is very good.But what about PTI supporters who were interpreting it otherwise.


  • Rana Farrukh
    Jan 12, 2014 - 7:13PM

    Aitzaz Death is also “response” of Drone Strikes in Waziristan…

    What a pity !!!


  • Khitab Orakzai
    Jan 12, 2014 - 7:26PM

    What a face saving. Lolz. Leader slept so longer. Or perhaps th decision was approved by the other side. Lolz


  • Syed Shah
    Jan 12, 2014 - 7:41PM


    Brother unlike Sharifs and Bhuttos, Imran khan doesn’t have those kind of powers in his party. You need to study his party structure. PTI is started by him, but he is not the king in PTI like Nawaz Sharif and Zardari in their parties.

    He cannot interfere much in KPK government alone, unless senior elected members of PTI want to take action.


  • shah
    Jan 12, 2014 - 8:06PM

    Imran Khan and PTI are both cowards. This is ridiculous stunt by Imran Khan.


  • Imtiaz
    Jan 12, 2014 - 8:13PM

    Typical IK, one man band, this shows the kind of leadership PTI has, IK has to tell everyone what to do at every step – this is not how one governs a nation/country. This is how he started the hospital – the only fund raiser, if you take him out of the equation the hospital will close in 3 years because they have not done anything to make it self sustaining. And the people, especially the youth, expect him to lead the country – I wonder to what? Recommend

  • usman786
    Jan 12, 2014 - 8:15PM

    why do we forget that NS is running the fedral govt which controls rangers/FC, army and lot of intelligence agencies who have failed to maintain peace in that part of Pakistan. Thats why we all critised General Kiyani for doing nothing important in ten years. Donot criticise KPK govt for law and order situation only.

  • Mazhar Khan
    Jan 12, 2014 - 8:27PM

    I am his staunch supporter all through but now apalled why he himself didn’t visit the family and his grave to pay homage. He is a leader has to lead from front otherwise what is difference between him and Nawaz and Zardaris who do only lip service which he is doing the same


  • optimist
    Jan 12, 2014 - 8:43PM

    It seems KPK CM is not under IK’s control…. otherwise this would have been sorted through a phone call.


  • Qasim
    Jan 12, 2014 - 8:44PM

    He was in India and when He got back at the next hour He talked on that matter. Although When two days before in Pakistan He tweeted about this Heroic death of young boy.


  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jan 12, 2014 - 8:52PM

    Chief Minister of KP is in touch with Imran 24/7. As soon as Imran had heard the news, he should have asked KP government to respond. Imran can demand anything from KP government but he cannot demand them to play double agents role. Real Pakhtoon cannot do it. Only fake ones will do that.


  • Aftab
    Jan 12, 2014 - 8:52PM

    A complete failure and a complete revelation of true face! Where you have been IK for the last three days? Why you have not said anything against the culprit? But I must accept he is the one that this nation deserves.Recommend

  • Mirza
    Jan 12, 2014 - 9:16PM

    Malala acknowledged the bravery of A. Hassan and now IK is following her example. When Malala did offer him reward it was criticized by trolls but now they are all praise for IK. Better follow a good example and learn than not.


  • naeem khan
    Jan 12, 2014 - 9:27PM

    soon he will be deeply disappointed with himself


  • bilal
    Jan 12, 2014 - 9:30PM

    We love you Imran Khan. You are truly Pakistan Khan.


  • Hawk
    Jan 12, 2014 - 9:41PM

    IK took tine out from his busy schedule and met with family and friends.
    That would have been more of news , instead of point scoring



  • Taimoor
    Jan 12, 2014 - 9:49PM

    @Fedup: KP govt is doing everything to counter terrorist attacks. Ask Fed Govt, which controls FATA, Foreign Policy, and Defense, to implement APC resolution.

    @Mohammad: KP govt IS DELIVERING. KP govt is the first to depoliticize police, fix patwari culture and throw away corrupt ministers. They have also increased police salaries, provided better equipment, etc. It takes guts from a leader to criticize his own govt on a mistake.


  • Vakil
    Jan 12, 2014 - 9:55PM

    Giving the award for bravery to the teenager marks a very small step i.e. in terms of whether Pakistan has the guts to confront terror … but nonetheless a welcome one. Hopefully, this will be the “stone thrown in the water” — to create the necessary RIPPLES (and hopefully a lot more later) to root out the terrorists from Pakistan and the region as a whole. Bravo lad! Hopefully your death will not be in vain… just… hopefully (to say the least!) …


  • Faisal
    Jan 12, 2014 - 10:19PM

    IK stopped short of condemning those who sent the suicide bomber. Is he scared of them or in love with them.Recommend

  • Crazy Canuck
    Jan 12, 2014 - 10:19PM

    Can someone please tell me why all of a sudden has the KPK gov’t become a national matter and no one seems to care about what federal or any other provincial governments do?


  • Mogambo
    Jan 12, 2014 - 11:20PM

    Instead of telling IK what he has to say about TTP. Can you ask PMLN what they say about TTP? They also want negotiations. We are not dumb enough to fight the same war for the next 9 years and lose 100,000 nor will our worlds 6th biggest army surrender to TTP. These are the two area where to love to see us. But we will take a moderate approach and negotiate with TTP and agree with them to get out of the American War. And return to as we and they were living peacefully before 9/11.

    It will take time for you to grow up and make out the difference between Negotiations and Friendship so keep on trolling.


  • Faisal
    Jan 12, 2014 - 11:31PM

    Making a govenment in KPK was wrong on the first place.


  • Babbarsher Khan
    Jan 12, 2014 - 11:34PM

    After all the damage down finally it dawned onto the Kaptaan that he could resuscitate his image by playing good cop.Recommend

  • mylalla
    Jan 13, 2014 - 12:08AM

    My lalla…is fake…Aitizaaz is real deal…;)


  • Obaid
    Jan 13, 2014 - 12:15AM

    I think IK finally realizes that the young boy had more courage and guts than he himself could ever hope for


  • Mamu
    Jan 13, 2014 - 1:26AM

    It was a blessing in disguise. PTI was a new party. It learned a lot just from handling one province – KPK. PTI’s back bone has grown stronger. Then will not have to think twice the next time they win from another province. I don’t know why you are negative on this point. Are you from PMLN?


  • Mamu
    Jan 13, 2014 - 1:30AM

    @Crazy Canuck:
    The answer is very very simple. The only province in which actual work is being done is KPK. And others are busy sleeping and at the same time looting their provinces and don’t want to be on media focus. So a few dollars have helped tilt the media attention on negative reporting of KPK..


  • Rocketter
    Jan 13, 2014 - 1:38AM

    You being dumb was right on the first place


  • Urban Legend
    Jan 13, 2014 - 2:17AM

    IK may be a good man, but he can’t be a leader. A true leader owns the mistakes of his people. Only coward and self-centric throw mud at his own team. He did it to protect his image when he found too much global praises for this young martyr.

    Too bad and too late, Kaptan!


  • Navaid
    Jan 13, 2014 - 2:54AM

    It won’t be long before the international community designates PTI as a terrorist organization, and all their members will be rounded up.


  • saad mumtaz
    Jan 13, 2014 - 3:03AM

    Ik you have a habit of setting new standards wherever you step forward. All prayers are with you sir keep it up. Putting principles before party and politics as always irrespective of end results


  • asad alvi
    Jan 13, 2014 - 4:09AM

    @unbiased if he has guts to talk about his own govt then why don’t he talk about talaban not even a single word for talaban not even a dharna or darni


  • Parvez
    Jan 13, 2014 - 12:39PM

    @parvez: ET this is again becoming a problem………..someone is using my name……kindly try putting a stop to it.


  • Akash
    Jan 13, 2014 - 1:00PM

    what wrong pervaiz khattak did????
    PTI office bearers dont offer any condolences to those killed by TTP and khattak followed the tradition.????


  • iLoveImranKhan
    Jan 13, 2014 - 5:16PM

    Correct! you just summarized this matter intelligently, well said! Mogambo Khush Hua!


  • Farhan
    Jan 13, 2014 - 5:26PM

    Good to see IK realising that the policy of appeasement cannot give him results. Its about time people start asking IK: are you with us or against us?


  • GS@Y
    Jan 13, 2014 - 8:41PM

    Isn’t it jaw-dropping that instead of taking responsibility, he’s just washing his hands off of KPK government’s reaction? That’s HIS government. What happens if that government fails to deliver on vital policy issues in KPK? Would Imran again just be disappointed and refuse to own that performance when he goes into the next elections?


    Jan 14, 2014 - 12:24AM

    To the silly critics… YES .. PTI Govt was the fiirst to respond. But the response was not of the magnitude that was required. IK pointed that out. Understand the difference? If PMLN and PPP wants to go all out war… then what was and what is stopping them? Tells you how big hypocrites are the PTI critics. IK once again has made everyone proud. Admin please post my comment.


  • HH
    Jan 15, 2014 - 5:29PM

    I think nobody told IK that PTI is the strongest element of KP government.


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