The Pakistan Navy is considering relocating its PNS Mehran base after the attack on May 22 left 10 security personnel dead and destroyed two PC-3 Orion aircrafts.
Naval Chief Admiral Noman Bashir also pointed towards the possible relocation of the base. However, navy officials said the debate has been ongoing before the attacks took place this week.
Pakistan Navy spokesman Commander Salman Ali said the Mehran Base is surrounded by a civilian population on all sides, which increases security risks.
Ali said it would be impossible to relocate every naval base in Karachi, but said the relocation of PNS Mehran is being considered as a serious option.
He said the authorities are debating about all possibilities and requirements before shifting the base elsewhere, but no decision has been made.