KARACHI – Internationally known veteran Pakistani diplomat, Jamsheed Marker has said that we as a nation have historically become habitual to declare other nations responsible for our wrong deeds; Pakistanis need to think over their mistakes so that the new ways should be paved for the future progress.
The fall of Dhaka was one of our great mistakes, he said, while delivering a lecture, organised by H.E.J Alumni at Prof. Salimuzzaman Siddiqui Auditorium, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (UoK) on Thursday.
President Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman, Director ICCBS Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary, Dean Faculty of Arts Prof. Dr. Monis Ahmer and other distinguished teachers and students of the university were also present on the occasion. Jamshed Marker said that education was the only solution to all problems of the country which was passing through a critical era. He said that the huge increase in the national education budget was inevitable; we needed to cut in the budget of unnecessary things.
“Unfortunately, we are losing our sense of honesty. The success of our bright students is linked with the success of the country. Pakistanis are required to show their unity and great determination against the ongoing crises being faced by the country,” he said.
Pointing out the historical mistakes, he said that Bengalis suffered a lot at the hands of West Pakistanis. Not a single Bengali was in the national cricket team that was open discrimination, he said, adding that but we saw that time when Bangladesh had organized an international cricket event and unfortunately Pakistan was suffering international ban on cricket.
He said that we had to learn from the history and our mistakes. Without being frustrated we have to step toward progress, while education and free-thinking can positively help us.
Paying tribute to the veteran Pakistani diplomat, Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary said that the name of Jamsheed Marker was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as having been “ambassador to more countries than any other person”.
He was Pakistan’s top envoy to the United States and more than a dozen other countries for more than three decades and earned the distinction as the “world’s longest-serving ambassador”, they said.
They said that he also showed his remarkable skills in the field of ‘cricket commentary’. Our youth must follow the footprints of Jamsheed Marker to be successful in their lives.