Amid an atmosphere of hatred and intolerance, few people have still held the flag of honesty high. They have done everything to protect this prestigious homeland, and haven’t taken a step back even when their passion asked for their blood.
Among these brave heroes stands Aitzaz Hasan Shaheed, a 15-year-old boy from Hangu District who sacrificed his life to save thousands of students.
On 6th January 2014, Aitzaz saw a suicide bomber trying to enter the school and rather than running away to save himself, he stopped the attacker eventually losing his life but saving his school that had around 2 thousand students. Later the responsibility of the attack was claimed by Lashkar e Jhangvi.
Aitzaz’s bravery touched many people and he deserved it. He is truly like a ray of hope where all we see is darkness. We can’t do anything to repay him for what he did, but the least we can do is to always keep him alive in our hearts.
Strong nations never forget its heroes and a little effort has been made to celebrate this young icon as well. A road has been named after him and people are appreciating it. As shared by this Twitter user, Aitzaz is one of these people who offered all he had for this country but didn’t get enough recognition.
.So incredibly happy to see this. Atizaz who died so his schoolmates could live by embracing a suicide bomber hasn't been recognized enough despite promises made to his family. @YasirPirzada efforts to get this road named after him a very important step in recognizing our heroes pic.twitter.com/knGbar6nW8
— Fasi Zaka (@fasi_zaka) December 7, 2017
This has been possible due to efforts of Member Administration CDA, Yasir Pirzada who was thanked and appreciated by the people for this humble gesture.
Thank you for posting this ❤
— Enyo (@EnyoAtHome) December 7, 2017
Nice! Where is this?
— Omer Tallal Khan (@OmerTallal) December 7, 2017
Thank you for posting this. Sadly This nation doesn't honor its heroes
— Mir Muhammad Ali (@MirMAli) December 7, 2017
Martyr on the frontline in the war against US-funded terror in Pakistan
— St. Aubrun (@st_aubrun) December 7, 2017
An unsung hero who has not been honoured in the manner he so deserve. Shouldn’t the new Islamabad Airport be named after him ?
— obaid (@obaidzia50) December 7, 2017
Kudos to Yasir Pirzada,Zaka & all those whose sincere efforts & untiring zeal bore fruits.Shaheed Atizaz & many others are genuine national heroes to whom nation owe too much.They are true pictures of valour & heroism to inspiring the generations to come.
— Muhd Shafqat Murad (@MShafqatMurad) December 7, 2017
A Kid make Me believe in my Land. A symbol you can’t even label
— Adeel S Butt (@AdeelSButt) December 7, 2017
Thank you for sharing , wonderful simply a tribute to Aitzaz.
— Abdul Jabbar (@AbdulJa53623062) December 7, 2017
He deserve more than this..
— Mian AhMad Hassan (Sialkoti) (@iamHassan_96) December 7, 2017
Mr. Pirzada further said that he wants more roads to be named after these national heroes.
Plus roads in the names of our heroes Capt Mobeen Shaheed and Sifwat Ghayoor Shaheed also. https://t.co/e0wtdNUqyL
— Yasir Pirzada (@YasirPirzada) December 7, 2017
This definitely is a minor act as compared to what they did for us but we hope that it will keep their sacrifice alive forever. They truly are immortal.
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