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Dr Sami­ul­lah Kore­shi spent overand and high­five served decades com­mis­sion­eras am­bas­sadorin diplo­macy of Egypt, Pak­istan Libya,in Ja­pan, South Rus­sian, Africa, In­done­sia and Pales­tine. His death can rightly be called end of an ear as he had seen the his­tory of Pak­istan’s For­eign Pol­icy right from the be­gin­ning to its present state. He of­ten said ‘(our for­eign pol­icy) lacked vi­sion, di­rec­tion and prin­ci­pled stance on in­ter­na­tional mat­ters’.

At the peak of his ca­reer Am­bas­sador Sami­ul­lah Kore­shi was ad­mired and con­sulted by Prime Min­is­ter Zul­fikar Ali Bhutto, later by Pres­i­dent Zi­aul Haq. Ac­cord­ing to Dr Kore­shi’s former col­leagues it was only be­cause he was a man of in­tegrity and a pa­triot to the core that nei­ther of them could ig­nore what he said. Last but not least, de­spite serv­ing in var­i­ous coun­tries and hold­ing key po­si­tions, Dr Kore­shi may be one of very few of­fi­cers on whose ser­vice book au­dit de­part­ment could not raise a sin­gle ob­jec­tion. In the back­drop of to­day’s scams, it seems the fi­nan­cial dis­ci­pline Am­bas­sador Sami­ul­lah’s Kore­shi had im­posed on him­self was buried long be­fore his own burial.

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