Malakand girl artist wins award for portraying religious freedom.

PESHAWAR -- Almas Khanam Jan, a female artist from Malakand, has recently earned an international award for her mosaic embroidery artwork with the theme of religious freedom.

The award ceremony was held in the British parliament on Oct 27 where parents of Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai received it on her behalf as Ms Khanam Jan could not make it to England due to delay in the visa processing , confirmed her family sources.

The Bellwether International, a not-for-profit organisation, confers the award on creative artists for their powerful artworks portraying religious freedom.

The recent awards ceremony was hosted by the UK Parliament in which Pakistani artist Almas Khanam Jan, a resident of Malakand, was given the first prize for her best art piece selected from hundreds of submissions from around the world.

According to her brother Kamran, an artist himself, Khanam Jan had passed her intermediate recently and was seeking a scholarship to do a degree either in mass communication or law.

In a chat with this scribe, Khanam Jan said she was approached by the Bellwether International to participate in an art competition with the theme...

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