Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved the recommendation to honour Aitizaz with Sitare-e-Shujaat. Now the recommendation will be forwarded to President Mamnoon Hussain for approval.
A suicide bomber came to attack Aititazaz’s school, which happen to be the only one in Ibrahimzai, when there were more than 2000 students present. Aitizaz stopped him and died while protecting hundreds of innocent souls.
The official statement from police read, “The suicide bomber tried to enter the school where hundreds of students were studying. Aitizaz Hasan sacrificed his life and stopped the bomber with bravery and courage. He saved the lives of hundreds of innocent students with his extreme valour and bravery.”
Teenage activist Malala Yousufzai announced she will give Rs0.5 million to Aitizaz Hasan’s family and called on the government to bestow the highest civilian award on him.
“I feel saddened that violence took another child’s life in my country; I feel proud that I belong to a country where many brave and courageous people like Aitizaz Hasan are born,” Malala said.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) chief of police Nasir Khan Durrani recommended Aitizaz Hasan for a top civilian honour.
Durrani has written to the provincial chief minister recommending Hasan for the posthumous award, a police statement issued late on January 9 said.
“The suicide bomber tried to enter the school where hundreds of students were studying. Aitizaz Hasan sacrificed his life and stopped the bomber with bravery and courage,” the police statement said.