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Nominee Profile

Name: Aitzaz Hassan Bangash
Category: Muslim Heroic Act and Bravery of the Year
Total Votes: 17

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Aitzaz Hasan was a Pakistani school boy from Hangu District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan) province who sacrificed his life while preventing a suicide bomber from entering his school of 2,000 students at Ibrahimzai village of Hangu, on 6 January 2014. Detail : On 6 January 2014, Aitzaz was outside the school gate of Government High School, Ibrahimzai, in Hangu, being punished for tardiness and late coming.Thereupon, an allegedly 25-30 year-old man approached the gate and stated he was there to "take admission". Aitzaz grew suspicious when a man, wearing the same school uniform as the students, asked for directions. One of the students noticed a detonator, whereupon the students ran inside,while Aitzaz confronted the suicide bomber.[9] The vest detonated or was detonated. According to other accounts, Aitzaz was on his way to school when he spotted a suspicious person. When Aitzaz tried to stop him, he started walking faster towards the school. In an attempt to stop the bomber, Aitzaz threw a stone which failed to hit him. Then Aitzaz ran towards the person and grabbed him, prompting the suicide bomber to detonate his explosive-laden vest.

The impact and influence the nominee had on the Muslim word:

What I have seen in Aitzaz is the true Muslim concept of Bravery and Sacrifice that is rarely seen in this era. He is the pride of the Pakistani nation and the Muslim world in my opinion who needs to be appreciated. He is an inspiration in true sense. His father said "Aitzaz didn't leave me sad but proud".

The impact and influence the nominee had on the world and humanity:

Aitzaz’s act saved the lives of hundreds of students. An act of bravery none has ever seen in a boy aged 14. His impact cant be explained in words.

How the nominee’s activities and achievement will continue to impact and influence in the future:

He is Shaheed mashAllah. Its the example he has set.

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