Tafiq Azir was a former Earth Alliance security officer turned private security consultant.
In the 2040s, Azir was stationed at an ice mining station on Europa. There, he met fellow security officer Michael Garibaldi and they became friends. Azir would leave for another job before Garibaldi was blamed for Frank Kemmer's death.
By 2262, Azir left EA Security and had become a private security consultant on Zhabar, the Drazi homeworld. He arranged for Garibaldi, now head of ISA Covert Intelligence, to meet with Brannagan, the pilot of Red Star 9. While in Garibaldi's hotel room, Azir, not being aware of his friend's alcoholism, gets them both drunk to kill time before the meeting. While Garibaldi is drowsing, Azir goes take care of his travel arrangements, only to be shot and fatally wounded by a Drazi government agent in the hallway outside the room. He saw Garibaldi one last time and encouraged him to find the pilot before he died.