Down for a cause
Fifteen- year-old Aitzaz Hasan, a school student in Hangu, was killed when he tried to stop a suicide bomber from entering his school. The incident took place in Ibrahimzai, a Shia-dominated region of Hangu. There were almost 2,000 students in the school building at the time of the attack.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif recommended the Sitara-eShujaat for Aitzaz Hasan while the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa decided to name Aitzaz’s school after him. Teachers and students also paid rich tributes to the young boy.