Veteran Pak diplomat Jamsheed Marker passes away

Karachi: Veteran Pakistani diplomat and world record-holder Jamsheed Marker passed away in Karachi on Thursday.

As reported by the Geo News, the 95-year-old died after a prolonged illness.

Marker served as Pakistan’s top envoy to the United States and more than a dozen other countries for over three decades.

He has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records under the title of “World’s longest-serving ambassador”, starting from 1965, and also being the “ambassador to more countries than any other person”.

Marker’s funeral ceremony was held at Bath Island, following which his mortal remains are being taken to the Tower of Silence in Mehmoodabad.

The Hilal-e-Imtiaz recipient was also an accomplished cricket commentator and was fluent in English, Urdu, Gujarati, French, German and Russian.

He is survived by his wife and one daughter.