Labor leader and labor rights activist Karamat Ali passed away after prolonged illness.

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According to the family, Karamat Ali was ill for a long time and was being treated at a private hospital in Karachi. This morning he met his real creator during treatment.  His funeral prayer will be offered today at seven o’clock in the evening at Karbala Imambargah Ancholi, after which he will be buried in Wadi Hussain cemetery.

Late Karamat Ali was a founding member of Pakistan Institute of Labor Education and Research (PILAR) and was serving as the Executive Director of the institution. The deceased raised a strong voice regarding the rights of bonded labour, farmers and industrial workers.

As a labor leader, he advocated the idea that trade unions should be equipped with education and training to function more effectively. Late Karamat Ali was a strong voice for the rights of workers not only in Pakistan but also in South Asia. He was a founding member of national and regional organizations such as Pakistan Peace Coalition, Pakistan India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy and South Asia Labor Forum.