Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) was deeply saddened to announce the passing of Karamat Ali, a renowned labour and development activist, and a champion of peace and democracy.

In a statement, PFUJ President Afzal Butt and Secretary General Arshad Ansari said Karamat Ali dedicated his life to fighting for the rights of workers, promoting peace, and strengthening regional and global solidarity.

They said as a founding member of the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research, Pakistan Peace Coalition, Pakistan-India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy, and South Asia Labour Forum, Karamat Ali had left behind “a legacy of tireless struggle and unwavering commitment to social justice”.

His contributions to the labour and peace movements in Pakistan have been invaluable, and his efforts to connect these movements with regional and global counterparts have inspired countless individuals and organizations, they said.

The PFUJ leadership paid tribute to Karamat Ali’s remarkable life and work, and extended its deepest condolences to his family, friends, and comrades. “His passing is a great loss, but his legacy will continue to inspire and motivate us to strive for a more just and peaceful world,” the leaders added.