Syed Yasir Abbas

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Lieutenant Syed Yaser Abbas Rizvi
Birth name Syed Yaser Abbas
Nickname(s) Cheetah
Born 22 July 1986
Lahore, Punjab province, Pakistan
Died Karachi, Sindh province, Pakistan
Buried at Askari Grave Yard Lahore
Allegiance  Pakistan
Service/branch  Pakistan Navy
Years of service 2004–2011
Rank US-O3 insignia.svg Lieutenant
Service number PN-90223
Unit No. 101st Squadron Eagle
Commands held 222nd Squadron Iron Claw
Naval Rapid Response Squadron
5th Team, Pakistan Navy SEALs
Battles/wars War in North-West Pakistan
Operation Mehran
Awards Sitar-e-Basalat (on 14 August 2011)

Lieutenant Syed Yaser Abbas S.Bt, was an aeronautical engineer in the Pakistan Navy, and was the Officer on Duty at PNS Mehran on the day of Mehran Attack.[1] He was the first martyr of the PNS Mehran attack on May 22, 2011. He was first to lead the Rapid Response Squad consisting of Marines, in the fight against militants. During the gun-battle with the terrorists, Lt Yaser Abbas S.Bt received three bullets to his chest prior to death. His other fellows including Lt. Athar, Aqeel and Daniyaal, leading other Squads at PNS Mehran, Karachi.

Early life and education[edit]

Lt. Syed Yaser Abbas S.Bt was born in 1986, and He belongs to Lahore. After doing his intermediate from Garrison Degree College, Lahore Cantt., Yaser appeared for Pakistan Air Force but he was rejected citing an eye problem. He was offered education abroad by his father but he refused and appeared for entry in Pakistan Navy. He was selected in Pakistan Navy in the 2004 Bravo course. He then opted to join naval aviation as an engineer and was sent to Pakistan Air Force Academy for further training with 67th CAE/EC course of Aeronautical Engineering at College of Aeronautical Engineering Risalpur. He graduated from CAE as an Avionics Engineer with high grades on 18 November 2009. After graduating from Pakistan Air Force Academy, Lt. Yaser S.Bt was posted at PNS Mehran of Pakistan Navy in February 2010. He was deployed on Zulu-9 helicopter of Pakistan Navy as an EO. During the month of May in 2011, due to the security situation in Karachi, he with some of his fellow officers were given the responsibility to lead the Quick Response Force (QRF) teams, and while leading the same team on 22 May 2011, he died. In recognition of his bravery, then Prime Minister of Pakistan, Yousaf Raza Gillani recommended his name for the prestigious award of Nishan-e-Haider, but on 14 August 2011 he was awarded with Sitara-e-Basalat (Military).

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