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.