DP Exclusive — Rabi Pirzada finds a buyer for Maryam Nawaz portrait, finally!

Noor Fatima 12:59 AM | 29 Mar, 2023
DP Exclusive — Rabi Pirzada finds a buyer for Maryam Nawaz portrait, finally!
Source: Rabi Pirzada (Instagram)

Popular Pakistani calligraphy artist and former pop star Rabi Pirzada has finally sold her portrait of a Pakistani politician. While she enjoyed an illustrious music career, Pirzada eventually bid farewell to the entertainment industry in 2019 and became a full-time painter later on.

The 43-year-old self-taught artist recently painted a portrait of Maryam Nawaz that she hoped would sell for a hefty amount. She wanted to help orphans and deserving kids with the money earned from this portrait. However, she wasn't able to find a buyer until a prominent figure jumped in to save the day.

Pirzada had earlier complained that people wouldn't buy Maryam's portrait from her but whenever she would paint Imran Khan, the painting would be sold out immediately — for reasons obvious to many.   

Thanks to YouTuber Yasir Shami, the Noor Bibi star was able to find a buyer who purchased the painting for PKR 150,000. The former pop singer thanked the host and also the buyer, Irfan, and distributed the income among the children. Irfan assured and promised Pirzada of being supportive if she ever needed financial assistance for her foundation.

Watching Pirzadad's philanthropy and kindness, Shami too distributed his commission and felt elated to do so. 

In a previous interview with Shami, the Dahdi Kuree crooner had priced her Maryam Nawaz portrait at PKR 200,000 which she agreed to sell for PKR150,000 later.

Pirzada has been painting since she was eight years old. Although she is self-taught, she learned art specifics from her friend, painter J. Arif. 

Noor Fatima

The writer is a staff member.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 5, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on June 5, 2023 (Monday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 305 308
Euro EUR 322 325
UK Pound Sterling GBP 377 381
U.A.E Dirham AED 82 83
Saudi Riyal SAR 80 81.2
Australian Dollar AUD 202 204
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.24 766.24
Canadian Dollar CAD 228 230
China Yuan CNY 40.18 40.58
Danish Krone DKK 41.16 41.56
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.39 36.74
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2 2.08
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 927 936
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.16 175.16
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 740.5 748.5
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.37 79.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 220 222
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.66
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan | gold price in Pakistan – June 6, 2023

Gold Rate In Pakistan Today:

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 228,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Gold Price in Pakistan: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125


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