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.