Pakistani painter Rabia Zakir, who on women’s day this week became the first international artist
by: Ch. Muhammad Natiq Ubaid
Pakistani painter Rabia Zakir, who on women’s day this week became the first international artist to hold a solo show in Madinah, praised Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s “Vision 2030” for promoting arts and culture in the kingdom.
Zakir is well known in Islamabad’s diplomatic circles for her portraits of Arab leaders, including the Saudi crown prince and members of the royal families of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Her portraits and landscapes hang in 50 embassies in Pakistan, most prominently of Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Oman.