LAHORE - Pakistani student Ashraf Heera has won the first prize at the worlds biggest contest of calligraphy in Turkey. The 8th international calligraphy contest, organised by the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC), was named after prominent Syrian calligrapher Mohammad Badawi Al Dirani who also examined the works of 700 participants from over 131 countries including the UAE, Pakistan, Algeria, Turkey, England and Indonesia. Shaikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage gave the prize to Ashraf Heera, who won the first prize in Kufi type calligraphy. Ashraf, who belongs to Hafizabad, was the youngest contestant in the competition. He has already represented Pakistan in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Dubai, China, Iran, Turkey, Japan and Algeria and won 12 international calligraphy contests.