Published On: Sat, Jan 11th, 2014
Published in Category: Islamabad

PM recommends Sitara-e-Shujaat for brave student

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday recommended to the President to award ‘Sitara-e-Shujaat’ to teenage student Aitezaz Hassan who died stopping a suicide bomber from attacking his school in Hangu area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

According to media reports, Aitezaz Hassan, 17, tackled the bomber as he tried to enter a government school in the as a result, Hassan and the bomber died but no other students or staff were hurt, police said.

The bomber approached the school with explosives hidden under a school uniform on Monday, but students noticed and started shouting out warnings to stop him. “Aitezaz tackled him head on but the bomb detonated and Aitezaz died of his injuries,” said a teacher.
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