PESHAWAR: The 17-year-old Aitzaz Hassan, a Pakistani schoolboy who lost his life while stopping a suicide bomber from attacking his school in the northwestern province, was recommended for the country’s highest civilian award (Nishan-e-Pakistan), the provincial police chief Nasir Khan Durrani said on Friday.
Meanwhile, the upper house of the country’s parliament, the Senate, also lauded the courage of Aitzaz Hassan who sacrificed his life while intercepting a suicide bomber in order to save his school in Hangu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
In a statement issued by police, it was stated that the provincial police chief has written to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak recommending Aitzaz for the posthumous award.
The statement stated that the suicide bomber tried to enter the school where hundreds of students were studying. However, Aitzaz sacrificed his life and stopped the bomber with bravery and courage.
It further stated that Aitzaz saved the lives of hundreds of innocent students with his extreme valour and bravery.