Please forward this error screen to 209. Aitzaz’s action to save his classmates captured the activities for a 3 yr old of Pakistan, and he was hailed as a national hero.
Aitzaz Hasan’s father’s name is Mujahid Ali. His other family included his mother, brother and two sisters. Aitzaz Hasan was a 9th grader at the Ibrahimzai high school. Hasan’s cousin Mudassir Bangash described him as an accomplished student who excelled in all extracurricular activities.
The area where Aitzaz Hasan lived is home to many Shia Muslims, a number of whom have been killed by Taliban. The teenager was known for openly criticizing armed groups. On 7 January 2014, Aitzaz was outside the school gate of Government High School, Ibrahimzai, in Hangu, with two other schoolmates. Aitzaz had not been allowed to attend morning assembly due to his tardiness that day. According to other accounts, Aitzaz was on his way to school when he spotted a suspicious person. When Aitzaz tried to stop him, he started walking faster towards the school. In an attempt to stop the bomber, Aitzaz threw a stone which failed to hit him.
Then Aitzaz ran towards the person and grabbed him, prompting the suicide bomber to detonate his explosive-laden vest. Aitzaz’s act saved the lives of hundreds of students. Scores of people attended his funeral to pay their respects. The group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the attack. Aitzaz’s father said that his son made a sacrifice to save the lives of others: “My son made his mother cry but saved hundreds of mothers from crying for their children. The Minister for Information in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Shah Farman, said that Aitzaz was a “real hero and true face of the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa”.