Renowned calligrapher Muhammad Ali Zahid has become the first Pakistani to win the Albaraka International Turk calligraphy competition 2021 held in Turkey. The competition is held every three years.
However, since its inception, only players from Turkey and other countries were winning it but for the first time, a Pakistan player managed to emerge victorious.
“It is a moment of great pride for Pakistan because for the last many months’ young Pakistani talent is winning medals and titles in different sports-related activities,” an official statement said.
The Albaraka Turk International Calligraphy Competition is one of the most prestigious events that acknowledge the work of the world’s best calligraphers.
The organisers of the competition recognised Muhammad Ali Zahid as the 1st ever calligrapher in the Indo-Pak subcontinent with such attention to detail and in-depth knowledge of calligraphy.