This Teen Painter from Lyari is Capturing Hearts and Minds with His Art

Meet Jawad Ahmed Jan and his pencil and painting masterpieces. At just 17 years of age, Jawad has wowed people with his incredible portraits of movie stars.

Jawad works at a Painting shop in Lyari, one of Karachi’s less developed and otherwise under-privileged neighborhoods.

He works with his father Jan Muhammad out of their paint shop in Moosa Lane, Lyari, helping craft creative artworks and making a living out of it.

Jawad is a matric pass and has dabbled in art work for almost 5 years

Even with the harsh circumstances around him, Jawad’s talent shines through and his work has caught the eyes of the Pakistani social media.

His portraits of famous personalities are going viral over Twitter and Facebook as we speak and it seems like Jawad is all set for a meteoric rise in popularity.


Jawad credits his father, Jan Muhammad, who has served as an art teacher and has helped him tap into his creative potential.

What is most surprising about Jawad’s portraits is his attention to detail. You can check out his mind-blowing portraits here:


We hope that this is only the start of the coverage Jawad’s work receives and he is given the right platform to truly elevate his art. It’s a remarkable story of talent finding a way even in the harshest of environments and we’ll be closely following the journey of this teen Lyari artist.

Via Umme Kulsoom

    • Boss I think ap aik kunwen k mendak ho jo itni choti si baat keh di. Duniya bht badi hai zara zehen khol.kar niklen apne bill sy

      • Useless man! People like you who spreading this type of negativity. Wo kehty hain na k INSAN KO BOLNA TOU 2 SAAL ME AAJATA HAI MAGR KONSY ALFAZ KAHAN BOLNY HAIN YE SEEKHNY ME ZINDAGI GUZAR JATI HAI.. People rightly say that you are a FAARIGH person with full of FAARIGH opinions. Sab ko dikh raha hai k wo painter banda Lyari se hai tou wahin mily ga. Han Address nikal kr do tou koi appreciate bhi karay.

      • Hello brother.. can you please provide me his number.. I want to meet him,, thanks

          • thank you Shehzad for all the info and offer to approach Jawad, really Liyari is heart of Karachi some people, i think, have negative approach in all aspects. anyway i can pray only for them. we have to appreciate a person’s talent no matter to whom or where he/she belongs, we all are ALLAH’s creations.

    • Yeah man true! Liyari is not the same old area it used to be, it is filled with life and colorful people with great capabilities. It is really sad to see how the moderators at ProPK let a racist description like this pass. Shame on you ProPK. Rather than appreciating the fact that Liyari is a peaceful town nowadays, you are still living in the past. You really need to update your stupid mentality.

  • Drawing faces not allowed in islam. Jis ghr me tasveer latki ho ya kutta ho, wahan rhmat ky farishty ni atay.

  • this gentleman have some serious depth in his work, so proud that we have such a talent, if polished, nurtured and promoted…. this nation can produce musician like Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, athletes like tiger woods, roger Federer, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, artists like Pablo Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, salvadro dali…..

  • the curves and depths of each curve is mind blowing……
    May you find good fortunes from what you do, because the hardwork reflects….

  • Painting a picture of living being is prohibited in islam. This boy no doubt possesses the great drawing skills but he is on a wrong track may Allah guide him and his applauders.

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