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Pir Karam Ali Shah passes away

ISLAMABAD: Pir Karam Ali Shah, a veteran and highly respected religious and political figure of of Gilgit-Baltistan, has passed away at the age of 86.

He was admitted to a hospital in Islamabad after contracting Covid-19 a few days ago where he passed away on Monday.

He leaves behind two widows, three sons and four daughters.

Popularly known as Barandaso Shah, he was a respected political and religious personality of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral.

He had represented people of his area in the legislative assembly and the former GB council for decades under the platform of the PPP.

He also remained the governor of Gilgit-Baltistan during the previous government of the PPP.

His funeral prayer was offered at his house in F-8 sector of Islamabad. Two of his three sons, well wishers and a large number of other people were present.

Qari Shujauddin of Ismailia Tariqa and Religious Board led the funeral prayer.

Later, the dead body of the Pir was sent to his ancestral village of Chatorkhand in Ishkoman valley of Ghizer district for burial.


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  1. امیر افصل خان says

    بالائی چترال کی نامور سخصیت سابق صدر اسماعیلی ریجنل کونسل اپر چترال امیر افصل خان نے سابق گورنر پیر کرم علی شاہ کی وفات پرگہرے غم کا اظہار کیا ہے۔ انہوں نے پیر(مرحوم) کی رحلت کو گلگت بلتسان اور چترال کے لیے ایک بڑا سانحہ قرار دیتے ہوئے پسماندہ گان کے ساتھ اپنی دلی ہمدری کا اظہار کیا ہے۔ انہوں نے کہا ہے کہ پیرصاحب گو کہ گلگت بلتسان میں آبا د تھے لیکن اُن کے آباو اجداد نے اپر چترال کو اپنا مسکن بنایا تھا۔ لہذا (مرحوم) چترال کے فرزند تھے۔

    پیر (مرحوم) کی چترال کےلیے خدمات قابل تحسین ہیں۔ پیر(مرحوم) اپنے دور اقتدار سے پہلے بھی چترال کو اپنا گھر سمجھتے تھے اور اقتدار میں آنے کے بعد بھی ہر لیٹ فارم میں چترال کا نام لیتے رہے۔ آج پیر (مرحوم) کی وفات کی خبر سن کر پوری قوم سوگوار ہے۔ ہماری دعا ہے کہ رب کائینات پیر(مرحوم) کو جنت فردوس میں جگہ عطا فرمائے۔د

    امیر افضل خان سابق
    پریزیڈنٹ سماعیلی ریجنل بونی چترال

  2. Gul jee says

    ” Verily we belong to Allah and verily to Him do we return”( Al Quran 2:156) Indeed we lost a great spiritual and political figure of the whole Area of GB and Chitral.Most respected ,influential and Absolute noncontroversial personality of late Pir Karam Ali Shah was equally famous, recognized and respected among all school of thoughts in GB and Chitral.Toward his political career all his life he stayed with full support and loyal in one political party(PPP) without any greediness on the end of his life.Pir was vary knowledgeable ,full of patience and soft spoken individual even on the occasion of any hardships.we pray to Almighty Allah for his soul may rest in eternal peace(Ameen) and our deepest condolences and good wishes all his family members and followers in GB and Chitral side.we also offer our heartiest condolences with all PPP leadership in GB and Chitral and PPP supports throughout Pakistan.Allah Taghala marhoom ko jaware Rehmat may Alla muqam Ata karay Ameen.

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