Nasir Mansoor, General Secretary of the National Trade Union Federation, Pakistan (NTUF), Comrade Zehra Khan, General Secretary of the Home-Based Women Workers Federation (HBWWF), Lal Bux Lalan, General Secretary of the Sindh Agriculture General Workers Union, Aqib Hussain, Convener of Alternate, Comrade Gul Rehman, President of Shahri Awami Mahaz, Riaz Abbasi, Secretary of the SITE Labor Forum, and Muhammad Bachal Samitio, Chairperson of the All Pakistan Pharmaceutical Chemical and General Unions Federation, said in their joint condolence statement over the death of Comrade Karamat Ali, Convener of the National Labor Council and well-known left-leaning labor leader, that with his death, the labor movement of Pakistan had lost a great leader and thinker of the working class.

The labor representatives further said that the late leader’s struggle for the rights of the downtrodden and oppressed in society for six decades would continue to be a beacon of light showing the way to the working class.

Paying rich tribute to the late leader, they further said that not only Pakistan but also South Asia’s working class and peace-loving people will remain indebted to Karamat Ali, who fought tirelessly throughout his life against the oppression of capital and undemocratic and warmongering forces.

Comrade Karamat Ali was a credible and bright metaphor of the labor struggle who played a leading role throughout his life in organizing the workers and working for peace and democracy in the region.

The labor movement of Pakistan would continue to follow the path of struggle for the rights of the workers in the light of the lifelong struggle of Comrade Karamat Ali and would keep his name alive forever.