KARACHI, Dec 2: The Irteqa Institute of Social Sciences, Progressive Writers Association and Awami Adbi Anjuman in a joint resolution expressed profound grief at the demise of noted intellectual and a social scientist of great eminence, Dr Hamza Alavi on Monday.
A patron of Irteqa, since the decade of 80s in the last century, Prof Alavi was equally generous in extending his support and patronage to other progressive organizations in the city.
In a country lagging behind in the area of education and social development, the soft spoken professor had always been a guide to all such bodies, which were working hard to infuse enlightenment and the spirit of tolerance in society.
Prof Alavi’s researches in anthropology, sociology, and particularly in the Afro-Asian societies added immense knowledge to the human society, treasured by the academia in the universities the world over.
A democrat to the core, he was the founder of many democratic bodies and forums in the country and also abroad. The Pakistan Youth League, Pakistan Socialist Society and Pakistan Welfare Association, to note a few.
Dr Hamza Alavi’s death is a great loss to all of us and will always be felt by the people in Pakistan and many other countries. — HA