Ex-PCB chief and Veteran diplomat Shaharyar Khan dies at 89

Veteran diplomat and former chief of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan surpassed away early in the morning in Lahore on Saturday. He used to be 89.

The Foreign Office paid tribute to the diplomat — who carried out many roles for the duration of his distinctive profession between 1957 and 1994 at the overseas ministry, which include overseas secretary, ambassador and excessive commissioner — and honoured his “monumental offerings in defending Pakistan’s diplomatic interests”.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif stated Khan was once an skilled diplomat who performed an “excellent position in advertising Pakistan’s members of the family with different countries”.

During his postings as excessive commissioner and ambassador, Khan superior overseas coverage pursuits of Pakistan in a “superb manner”, the premier said, including that as the PCB chairperson on unique occasions, Khan had also carried out his obligations “magnificently”.

The top minister stated Khan’s offerings for Pakistani diplomacy and cricket would usually be remembered.

Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar stated Khan had served the u . s . with “great distinction” as a diplomat and PCB chief, including that he would be appreciably missed.

Foreign Secretary Muhammad Syrus Qazi stated he was once deeply saddened with the aid of Khan’s passing and praised him as “one of Pakistan’s greatest diplomats.”

Qazi stated the deceased left in the back of a “rich legacy of accomplishment and defending and advertising Pakistan’s interests”.

Pakistan’s mission to the UN stated Khan’s loss of life was once a fantastic loss to the u . s . a . and hailed him as a “legendary public servant who served Pakistan with utmost dedication”.
Khan served as the ambassador to Jordan, UK and France. He was once appointed UN secretary-general’s extraordinary consultant in Rwanda in 1994. He migrated to Pakistan in 1950 with his mother, Princess Abida Sultaan, the daughter of Nawab of Bhopal Hamidullah Khan.

Meanwhile, the PCB additionally expressed deep disappointment and sorrow over the demise of its former chairman — who served in the function for two terms.

He served as chairman of the board from December 2003 to October 2006 and from August 2014 to August 2017, in accordance to a PCB statement.
Shaharyar Khan additionally labored as crew supervisor of the Pakistan National Men’s group at some point of the 1999 tour of India and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003,” the press launch said.

It introduced that the board can pay “heartfelt condolences to Shaharyar Khan’s household on his unhappy demise”, wishing to constantly take note him as one of the necessary characters in bringing cricket returned to Pakistan all through the closing decade.
According to the press release, PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi said: “On behalf of the PCB, I specific my deep condolences and grief over the passing of former Chairman Shaharyar Khan. He was once a first-class administrator and served Pakistan Cricket with utmost dedication.”

“Pakistan Cricket will continue to be indebted to the late Shaharyar Khan for his commendable function as head of the board and for his offerings in the boom and development of the recreation in the country,” the press launch quoted him as saying.

Renowned academic, coverage professional and World Wildlife Fund International President Dr Adil Najam lauded Khan as a “wonderfully heat and affectionate human being” whilst recounting his contributions to Pakistan in severa roles.

Senior Congress chief Shashi Tharoor additionally mourned the dying and listed first-rate components of the deceased’s lifestyles such as being a scion of the Bhopal royal household and a co-author with the Indian flesh presser on “Shadows Across the Playing Field”, a e book on the records of India-Pakistan cricket from Partition to 2009.

“A high-quality human being, a subtle mind and a actual recommend of exact neighbourly members of the family between our countries, he will be deeply mourned in India.”

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