Muhammad Ejaz’s amazing tale takes place inside Karachi Central Jail, showcasing the determination of prisoners who have been denied their freedom for a variety of reasons.
Despite being 40 years old and serving a 25-year sentence under section 365c of the Code of Criminal Procedure, Muhammad Ejaz has developed into an internationally recognized artist and makes a significant living while jailed.
In 2014, Ejaz started his artistic career during the second year of his incarceration. He started taking painting and needlework classes, eventually becoming an expert. He experimented with painting and stitching over a period of years, producing stunning 3D paintings as a result.
Ejaz reflected on his experience and said that he earned about Rs. 4 million by selling his artwork at exhibitions both locally and internationally.
Additionally, he claimed that two of his paintings recently sold for $350 (PKR 106,113.88) and $950 (PKR 288,023.38), respectively.
Furthermore, the jail administration does not interfere with the earnings, allowing Ejaz to use his artistic talents to pay for both his family’s needs and prison-related expenses.
Despite making a significant amount of money, Ejaz stressed that nothing could match his intense longing for independence.