Targeted Navy officer breathes his last

KARACHI: Lieutenant Commander S. Azeem Haider Kazmi of the Pakistan Navy, who was targeted in an attack in Keamari area of the city on Feb 27, departs from this world.

His death was confirmed by family sources.

The officer was under attack while commuting to the Dockyard in his private car on Feb 27.

Police said the incident took place in front of the KPT Gate No 15 on the road connecting Jinnah Bridge to Keamari Harbour.

“Lieutenant Commander Syed Azeem Haider Kazmi was driving his private car and was heading to work when attacked at around 6.40am,” said SSP West Asif Ajaz Shaikh.

He was the second naval officer to have been targeted in less than a month.

Earlier on Feb 7, Lieutenant Commander Syed Asif Hussain Kazmi and his wife were injured when an improvised explosive planted beneath his car exploded in the premises of the PNS Karsaz.