Pakistani artist meets PM Imran, gifts calligraphy portrait


ISLAMABAD : Pakistani sketch artist Sonia Nisa, who made a calligraphy portrait of Prime Minister Imran Khan, met the premier at his Bani Gala residence on Wednesday and gifted him the sketch.

Sonia, who lives in Qatar, had made a calligraphic portrait PM Imran incorporating the national anthem of Pakistan.

The artist had taken to social media to share a picture of the sketch and a time-lapse video of her making it and appealed to followers to help her spread the message so she could present the portrait to the premier in person.

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اسلامی کیلیگرافی کی ماہر مس سونیا کی وزیر اعظم عمران خان سے ملاقات

مس سونیا نے ملاقات کے دوران وزیر اعظم کو کیلیگرافی کا فن پارہ پیش کیا ۔ فن پارے میں انہوں نے وزیر اعظم کی تصویر پیش کی جس میں قومی ترانہ درج ہے

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“I decided to design and paint a calligraphy portrait of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan with the Pakistani national anthem personified within his face. This will be displayed at an Art Exhibition in Souq Waqif, Doha, Qatar,” she had shared on Instagram.

“This project took me about 8 to 10 hours to complete and I was up awake painting it until 2am on Monday so I could possibly gift it to him when he visits Qatar the next day (January 22, 2019) but unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to meet him nor pass the gift onto him”, she added.

 “An honest, inspirational, and just leader who I sincerely admire as a role model!” she added.


On Wednesday, PM Imran welcomed Sonia and her family at his Bani Gala residence. Special Assistant to the premier Naeemul Haq and other officials were also present on the occasion.



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