Lieutenant Syed Yasir Abbas Shaheed (22nd July, 1987–22nd May, 2011) was an aeronautical engineer of Pakistan Navy. He completed his basic education from famous Pakistani school, Army Public School & Colleges System.
He joined Pakistan Navy in 2005 and embraced martyrdom on 22nd May, 2011 during attack on PNS Mehran. His name has been recommended for Nishan-e-Haider (Pakistan’s highest award for valor). He will be the first person from Pakistan Navy to receive this award.
Yasir was born in a Pakistani army family; his maternal grandfather and father was Colonel in the Medical branch of Pakistan Army. Yasir had three sisters.
After doing intermediate from famous Pakistani college Garrison Degree College, Lahore Cantt Yasir appeared for Pakistan Air Force but he was rejected citing eye problem. He was offered education abroad by his father but he refused and appeared for entry in Pakistan Navy.
He was selected for 67th CAE/EC course of Aeronautical engineering at College of Aeronautical Engineering, Pakistan Airforce Academy. After graduating from PAF academy, Lt. Yasir was posted at PNS Mehran of Pakistan Navy.
Lt. Yasir was the duty officer and in charge of Quick Reaction Force on the night of 22nd May, 2011 when terrorists attacked PNS Mehran. On hearing sounds of blasts he rushed to check it but was stopped by Navy guards from going there but without caring for his life he went to check.
He was attacked by terrorists attacking the base but Lt. Yasir kept his ground and engaged terrorists for almost half an hour. During this he received 3 bullets (1 in heart and 2 in abdomen).
He was taken to PNS Rahat but embraced martyrdom in operation theatre. He was buried in his native city Lahore on 23rd May, 2011. Then Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousaf Raza Gilani recommend Nishan-e-Haider for the gallantry shown by the young officer of Pakistan Navy.