Statue of Pajaziti in Pristina
After the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1992, he remained in Kosovo while warfare raged in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1997, he joined the Kosovo Liberation Army. Later that year, he was killed in a gunfight in Vučitrn with the Yugoslav army.
He is commemorated by a statue in Pristina.
- James Pettifer, Kosova express: a journey in wartime[page needed]
- Milazim Kadriu: Zahir Pajaziti është një nga themeluesit e Shtabit të Përgjithshëm të UÇK-së
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