Three Pakistani naval officers are being court-martialed for their alleged negligence during a terrorist attack on a naval airbase in Karachi; and charges may be brought against more officers as details of the attack come out during the trials. Some members of the military have been critical of these prosecutions, noting that senior officers are being let of the hook for what was a ‘colossal intelligence failure.’

The commanding officer of PNS Mehran, the security officer of the airbase, and the naval aviation commander are those currently facing a court martial.