Former VP of Wakhi Tajik Cultural Association, Ali Johar, passed away

Shehzad Karim
Karachi, March 8: Renowned Wakhi culutral activist and a versatile political and social leader, Arbab Ali Johar, a resident of Ghulkin Gojal passed away at the age of 71 years today.
Ali Johar Marhoom
Ali Johar Marhoom

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.

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  1. Ali johar was brave and cometed leader of Gojal area. He was a visioner man. He knows polotical wheel of the state and party ground

  2. Inna Lillahi Wa Ina Ilehi Rajeoon

    I am shocked to know about the sad demise of Bech Ali Johar. His extraordinary contributions for socio-economic development of Gojal area will be remembered for long. My heartiest condolence to Shoukat and Masood Bhai and other bereaved family members. May his soul rest in peace.

  3. May Allah rest the soul of our founder DJ teacher of Ghulkin in eternal peace and give courage to whole family to bear this great loss.His utmost selfless services for community and area would be always recalled.

  4. Indeed a very shocking news. Late Ali Johar had put his best time in working for the community in Gojal and he was one of the key leaders of his time. He had also shared his physical assets for the benifit of people. We offer prayers for the soul to rest in eternal peace and offer condolances to the famly members- his son Shoukat, Mashood and his doughter Ms Najeeb and relatives.

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