Islamabad—Former ambassador, veteran diplomat and a role model for young officers in the Foreign Services of Pakistan, Dr Samiullah Koreshi died late Thursday after developing liver, kidney and heart complications at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS). He was 90. Ambassador Koreshi is survived by his wife Mah Gul Begum, son Dr Zafarullah Khan Koreshi, senior professor of Nuclear Technology at Air University and daughter Dr Samina. His wife is daughter of the Nawab of Loharu (Haryana), Sir Amiruddin Ahmad Khan.
Despite hailing from a distinguished family and enjoying a brilliant career, Dr Koreshi was a humble and friendly.
His book ‘Diplomats and Diplomacy’ is considered the finest book on the art of diplomacy. He also wrote six books that include ‘Story of an Era’ from 1947 to the present day Pakistan. Being a prolific writer, Dr Samiullah Koreshi also wrote articles for several newspapers including Pakistan Observer and his last book is a compilation of his articles and columns. Very few people know that he had asked his publisher to donate the royalty of his books among to poor children and widows.
He used to say, ‘Whatever we are today, it is because of Pakistan and before complaining what Pakistan