Gulf Today (UAE) – ISLAMABAD: Former veteran Pakistani diplomat Jamsheed Marker passed away in Karachi on Thursday.


  • He served Pakistan as a diplomat for an illustrious 30-year-long career in more countries than any other diplomat including the United States, Ghana, France, Japan and Geneva.
  • Marker, born in 1922 to a Parsi family with ties to Pakistan’s shipping and pharmaceutical business, attended The Doon School in India’s Uttarakhand state for his early education.
  • He went on to become one of Pakistan’s earliest radio cricket commentators, along with Omar Qureshi.
  • The two had amazing chemistry that made cricket commentary in Pakistan as popular as the sport itself.
  • According to journalist Susan Taylor, he joined the diplomatic service in 1965 and was appointed Pakistan’s ambassador to Ghana.

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