He was an average student from Hangu, a remote town in North Western Pakistan, but he has become a national hero.
“I saw Aitzaz trying to get hold of a guy and then there was a big explosion,” said Habib Ali, who is a senior teacher at the school.
The target of the bomber was the morning assembly of approximately 450 students, Ali said.
“He was an average student, but was a bold child,” the teacher said.
Today, in a statement Pakstan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif recommended him for the highest civil award for bravery.