Saturday, 11 January 2014 - 17:13
Aitzaz Hasan: Pakistan 'hero' recommended for award
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has recommended a bravery award for a teenager killed when tackling a suicide bomber who targeted his school, in north-western Pakistan.
Aiti-zaz Hasan, 15, is being hailed as a hero for confronting the attacker, who then detonated his vest.
The Sitara-e-Shujjat award can only be awarded once Pakistan's president has approved it.
The incident on Monday prompted an outpouring of praise and gratitude across Pakistan.
A statement from the prime minister's office said that Shaheed Aiti-zaz's brave act saved the lives of hundreds of students and established a sterling example of gallantry and patriotism.