I and my colleagues in the Foreign Ministry are deeply saddened and grieved over the passing away of Ambassador Jamshed K. Marker in Karachi this morning. Ambassador Marker was a distinguished Pakistani diplomat and a strong proponent of Pakistan’s global outreach. His quiet diplomacy and dignified demeanor made him one of the most effective Ambassadors in Pakistan’s history, and won him friends and accolades the world over.
Ambassador Marker’s illustrious career, spanning some three decades of service, saw him take important stints inter alia in Tokyo, Moscow, Paris, Washington, New York and Geneva. He will always be held in high esteem, not only as an outstanding professional who effectively projected Pakistan’s interests, and served the noble cause of international peace, but also as a gentle and affectionate soul who invested deeply in the well-being of those around him, and the betterment of the country he represented.
At this difficult moment, our thoughts, prayers and sympathies go out to the bereaved family. In this hour of grief, we stand by them.
Pakistan has lost a true and noble son and a brilliant icon. May we all have the strength to bear this irredeemable loss.
Abdullah Hussain Haroon
Foreign Minister of Pakistan