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3 January, 2022

AFP vs Shaheen Cricket Trophy to be named after a National Hero!

Rafique Chaudhry revealed that The  Community Cup 2022 is an effort to recognise great sacrifices against the terrorism menace by our gallant and brave police officers and civilians. Remembering and acknowledging Aitzaz Ahsan bring so much enthusiasm and excitement to all playing and watching.

Fayyaz Sumbal Foundation is an Australian – Pakistani Charity working to help the families of servicemen wounded and killed in the line of duty. 

Aitzaz Hasan Bangash (c. 1998 – 6 January 2014) was a Pakistani schoolboy from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who gave his life on 6 January 2014 while preventing a suicide bomber from entering a school at Hangu village. More than 2,000 students were attending classes at the time of the incident. The institute was later renamed to Aitzaz Hasan Shaheed High School. His death anniversary is observed annually in Pakistan, particularly in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on 6 January.  His life is covered by a biographical film Salute.

Aitzaz’s successful effort in saving his classmates captured the hearts of the nation, and he was hailed as a Shahid (martyr) and National hero. Later, the Government of Pakistan posthumously awarded him Sitara-e-Shujaat (Star of Bravery) , He was named as the Herald’s Person of the Year for 2014.

The teenager’s father, Mujahid Ali Bangash, 55, said: “Aitzaz has made us proud by valiantly intercepting the bomber and saving the lives of hundreds of his fellow students. I am happy that my son has become a martyr by sacrificing his life for a noble cause. My son made his mother cry, but saved hundreds of mothers from crying for their children.”