With honour: Lt Yasir Abbas laid to rest

Abbas has been buried at the Cavalry Grounds graveyard with full military honours.

Express May 24, 2011

LAHORE: The funeral of Pakistan Navy Lieutenant Yasir Abbas who was martyred in the terrorist attack on PNS Mehran in Karachi, has been offered in Lahore, Tuesday.

Abbas was among the first to encounter the terrorists raiding the base. Interior minister Rehman Malik said Abbas' brave efforts saved lives and vital military assets in the operation.

Governor Punjab Latif Khosa, Lahore Corps Commander Lieutenant General Rashid mehmood, Navy Station Commander Akbar Naqi and Deputy Speaker of Punjab Assembly Rana Mash-hud attended the funeral prayers.

Abbas' body arrived in Lahore on Monday night on a C-130 aircraft, and was later shifted to the hospital.

Defence Secretary Azhar Ali Khan and Former D-G Rangers Yaqoob Ali Khan handed over Abbas' body to his father, Retired Lieutenant Colonel Jaffar Abbas.

Abbas has been buried at the Cavalry Grounds graveyard with full military honours.

Online, dozens of Facebook pages have been created to honour Abbas' valour in the line of duty.

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merab ali | 10 years ago | Reply @Abu Bakar Fayyaz: but we should also think that where the circumstances of pakistan are going and how we stop it ...... wat we can do for our beloved country
SIMPLIFY | 10 years ago | Reply I completely agree with what Patriotic has written. It is very easy for us to criticise sitting behind a computer. It was these brave soldiers who fought a hard battle and protected us from the enemy. Not many have the guts to do that these days. Not many even have the spine to stay in Pakistan- most upper class people plan on settling abroad. I salute the bravery of these young soldiers! Something is right if Pakistan is still producing heroes like Yaser. May Allah make all Pakistanis so brave!
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