During his life, Late Ali Johar worked hard for the development of the Wakhi culture, as vice president of the Wakhi Tajik Cultural Association (WTCA). He had also served as the first teacher at DJ School Gulkin. Gojal. He also led a number of village based development organizations, spearheading significant development work, including link roads, water supply schemes and several other projects.
He was also a lover of wild animals and led the community from the front among other leaders to implement natural conservation projects in the region.
He was fluent in Persian, Urdu and English and he had amiable knowledge about the history of the defunct state of Hunza and the past societies.