In the great act of bravery, Lt. Yaser Shaheed not only saved important lives of his counterparts and citizens. His rapid reaction caused less harm to strategic well beings of Pak Navy. It must be kept in mind that Lt. Yaser Sahaheedwas a mere an engineer of Pakistan Navy but what he did and achieved for his country, even a commando would be proud of that. Government of Pakistan will be bestowing him with Sitar-e-Basalat for his act of common sense and diligence.
He was born on July 22, 1987, he was the only son of Mr. & Mrs. Jaffer Abbas and was the only brother of three siblings. He had his roots in as his family like his both grandfathers were in Army. Mr Jaffer Abbas himself was Colonel in the Medical Corps and he had retired some time ago Army. Yaser got his early education from the APS systems of Pakistan Army. He was the ever disciplined lad and was one of the rising stars of his family.
After getting done with his intermediate which he did from Garrison Degree College, Lahore Cantt (Now Garrison University) Yaser appeared in selection test for PAF but surprisingly not considered, the reasons cited that he had a slight eye-sight problem. Little did he knew that this rejection was the first stepping stone in the path of glory. He refused to go abroad for higher education. He chose Pak Navy and was recruited for the 67th CAE/EC course of Aeronautical engineering at PAF Academy. After graduating from College of Aeronautical Engineering-Pakistan Air Force Academy, he was deployed at the PNS Mehran base.
On the night of May 22, 2011 he being the duty officer as terrorists attacked PNS Mehran. Lt. Yaser Abbas Sahaheed was on a conference-call with his relatives as he heard some blasts. He rushed to the sight of blast, he was stopped by guards and still his family members who were on the line heard someone saying, most probably the guards, “Sir, agay mat jaen…Sir, agay mat jean” (Sir, Don’t go ahead…Sir, Don’t go ahead). But in spite of the repeated warnings yelled by Navy guards, he went aboard and tactfully engaged terrorists. As the intense firefight took place, Lt. Yaser received 3 bullets (1 in heart, 2 in abdomen. He was rushed to the hospital but could not recover and sustain the injuries.
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