Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday has recommended a teenager, Aitzaz Hussain for a civilian award, who made the ultimate sacrifice to save his classmates from a suicide bombing.
Aitzaz, a student of 9th class got killed when the suicide bomber blew himself up in front of the gate of the government school. Aitzaz saved lives of hundreds of students when he prevented the suicide bomber from entering the school.
Aitzaz reportedly threw a stone at the bomber, then tackled him when he tried to enter the school courtyard.
The bomb went off 150 meters from the main gate, killing both Aitzaz and the bomber, and injuring two others.
Police in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province had also asked the government to nominate Aitzaz for a national award.
“The suicide bomber tried to enter the school where hundreds of students were studying. Aitezaz Hussain sacrificed his life and stopped the bomber with bravery and courage,” the police statement said.
“He saved the lives of hundreds of innocent students with his extreme valour and bravery.”
Pakistan has several categories of civilian award and it will fall to the government to decide which, if any, Hussain should receive.