PNS Mehran attack: Base commander among 3 officers court-martialled
22 May, 2012
LAHORE: Hearing the PNS Mehran Base attack, a military court on Monday court-martialled three officers, a private TV channel reported.
According to details, an investigation team had found Base Commander Commodore Raja Tahir, Commanding Officer Israr, Air Base Security Officer Lieutenant Commander Absar irresponsible and negligent of their duties.
Sources said that the court had handed down sentences a few days ago, in line with Pakistan Navy laws. On May 22, 2011, as many as 10 terrorists stormed the naval base in Karachi. They held off security personnel for 17 hours, destroying two P3C Orion surveillance aircraft in the process.