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Social media users commended art work of the late Noor Mukadam, which was exhibited at the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) in Islamabad to honour and celebrate her life and work.

The 27-year-old's brutal murder in the capital earlier this year had shocked the nation and become a rallying cry for ensuring justice to victims of violence.

Friends, well wishers, members of civil society and others attended the exibition in large numbers while her creations were also widely shared on social media.

One Twitter user lauded her paintings and calligraphy which, according to them, illustrate her "gentle disposition and amiable and tender nature".

Another revealed that she was artistically inclined from a very young age.

Ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan Androulla Kaminara, who also attended the event, commended Noor's work and tweeted she was a talented young woman whose life was taken away brutally and so soon.

In her tweet, Kaminara mentioned 16 days of activism against gender-based violence (GBV) and asked people to do whatever is in their power against it.

Noor's calligraphy of 99 names of Allah was also displayed in the exhibition.

While addressing the visitors at the exhibition, Syed Jamal Shah, former director of the PNCA, said Noor's art work depicted that she understood life and she was interested in its beauty as well as its many layers. Shah, who is also an artist, playwright and director, curated the exibition that will continue on Saturday (today).

"Her art work showed she was very thoughtful although she was not a trained artist but she communicated her intent about life very sincerely and without any fear," said the former PNCA director, adding Noor was a bright young woman who was interested in the beauty of life and believed that life should be respected.

Speaking at the ceremony, Noor's father Shaukat Mukadam said her art work depicts her personality which was full of love.

"Noor wanted to convey the message that all girls across the world should feel safe in their homes, at their workplace and public places," he said, adding her art speaks that she loved human beings and animals.

Motivational speaker Muniba Mazari recited 'Still I rise' by Maya Angelou and dedicated the poem to Noor.