Navy officer succumbs to injuries 5 days after targeted attack

Lieutenant Commander Azeem Haider was shot near Karachi port.


Web Desk March 04, 2013
Jackson police has lodged a complaint of the incident; however no suspects have been arrested yet. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: An official navy spokesperson confirmed the death of senior navy officer Lieutenant Commander Azeem Haider who succumbed to his injuries on Monday, reported Express News.

Lt Haider was critically injured after unidentified gunmen opened fire at his car near gate 15 of Karachi Port Trust (KPT) on February 27.

According to the police, Lt Haider was shot five times and was admitted to PNS Shifa for treatment and care. He passed away while under treatment at the hospital.

Security sources said it was a targeted attack on Haider and all navy officers had been informed of a possible attack earlier.

Jackson police has lodged a complaint of the incident; however no suspects have been arrested yet.

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Shaikh Mohommad | 8 years ago | Reply

I visited Karachi in January 2013 and witnessed the drama of Tahir Ul Qadri who had the full backing of Pakistan Army. Visit Karachi Cant area. It is quiet calm. If you want to enter Karachi Cant area, you have to go to an office and fill up a form and then you are allowed in. This is as if you are going to another country. I was in Karachi from 1947 to 1962. There was no such checking on movements by Pakistanis. They can visit any place. Just like, London, Washington, etc. Pakistan Army cantonments are right in the centre of big cities. This is to show the people that we are mighty and control the nation. The lawlessness that we see can be dealt with if just one or two criminals are arrested and publicly sentenced. This happens all over the world. Criminals are caught and sentenced. In Karachi in broad-day light, crimes take place. NO ACTION. I still remember the scene of broad daylight looting of shops in Boulton Market, Karachi during the dictatorship of General Musharraf. NO ONE was apprehended. When General Musharraf was in power, he did not pursue the cases against criminals and on the contrary gave them a pardon. What does it show?

Shaikh Mohommad | 8 years ago | Reply

I visited Karachi in January 2013 and witnessed the drama of Tahir Ul Qadri who had the full backing of Pakistan Army. Visit Karachi Cant area. It is quiet calm. If you want to enter Karachi Cant area, you have to go to an office and fill up a form and then you are allowed in. This is as if you are going to another country. I was in Karachi from 1947 to 1962. There was no such checking on movements by Pakistanis. They can visit any place. Just like, London, Washington, etc. Pakistan Army cantonments are right in the centre of big cities. This is to show the people that we are mighty and control the nation. The lawlessness that we see can be dealt with if just one or two criminals are arrested and publicly sentenced. This happens all over the world. Criminals are caught and sentenced. In Karachi in broad-day light, crimes take place. NO ACTION. I still remember the scene of broad daylight looting of shops in Boulton Market, Karachi during the dictatorship of General Musharraf. NO ONE was apprehended. When General Musharraf was in power, he did not pursue the cases against criminals and on the contrary gave them a pardon.

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