The bodies of a Navy officer and two Rangers killed during the attack on the Pakistan Naval Station Mehran in Karachi were due to arrive at the city’s old airport overnight.
The families of Lieutenant Yasir Abbas and Rangers Khalil Ahmad and Muhammad Akhtar were waiting at the airport late on Monday night. Ahmad was from Shakargarh and Akhtar from Narowal.
Lt Abbas’s funeral will be held at his residence today at House 274, Street 9, Askari 10, Cantonment. Col Syed Jaffar Abbas, the lieutenant’s father, told reporters he was proud of his only son’s sacrifice for his country.
Lt Abbas was due to be married in four months. He was among 12 security personnel killed.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 24th, 2011.