KARACHI: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has charged Naval chief of staff Admiral Nauman Bashir to conduct the initial investigation of the terrorist attack on PNS Mehran in Karachi on May 22-23.
Talking to the media in Karachi, the prime minister praised the gallantry and valour of security forces and noted that the sacrifices of security personnel killed in the terrorists attack will not be forgotten.
Earlier, the Prime Minister visited PNS Mehran where the Naval Chief briefed him on the operation against the terrorists.
Gilani then visited PNS Shifa and PNS Rahat, where the injured soldiers are being treated.
He was also accompanied by the Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah.
Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has directed to revisit, improve and upgrade security at all defense installations.
"There is need to upgrade security measures keeping in view intentions of terrorists," he said during visit to PNS Mehran Naval Air Base Tuesday. "Whatever possible action is required should be taken and government will extend all support," he stated.
Gilani noted that joint action by Navy, Rangers and Police personnel demonstrated that all security forces are united to eliminate terrorists.
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Noman Bashir briefed on operational response by Naval commandos against the terrorists. He thanked Rangers and Police personnel for extending support to Navy and said this had re-affirmed commitment and determination on their part to deal hidden enemies of the country with iron hands.
The Commander of Response Operation briefed the Prime Minister on prevalent security arrangements and details of operation to wipe out terrorists. The object of operation was to protect lives of other officials and defence assets.
Lieutenant Yaser Abbas did not hesitate to sacrifice his life in line of duty. He said two terrorists who escaped from Naval base were actually facilitators who brought-in equipment and ammunition for their accomplices.