Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has issued President Asif Ali Zardari a recommendation to confer Nishan-e-Haider, the highest military award, upon the martyr Lieutenant Yasir Abbas who was killed in line of defending assets of Pakistan Navy in face of terrorists’ attack on PNS Mehran on Sunday night, SAMAA reported on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the mother and the sister of martyr Yasir have also backed PM Gilani’s recommendation.
They said that Yasir laid down his life in defence of the precious assets of Pakistan Navy while fighting with Taliban.
They said that Yasir prevented a greater loss to Pakistan Navy by sacrificing his life. They were of the view that Yasir deserve Nishan-e-Haider as he received bullets on chest to defend sovereignty of our dear homeland.
After approval, Lieutenant Yasir Abbas will be the first officer from Pakistan Navy to have been conferred Nisha-e-Haider Award upon.