Ajoka's Journey

Shahid & Madeeha


The Ajoka Miracle

Ajoka is considered as some kind of a miracle in the Pakistani social and cultural context. For nearly four decades, Ajoka has waged a war against the forces of obscurantism, extremism and callous commercialism. It has not only linked with the region’s traditional cultural heritage but also infused a new spirit and vibrancy by benefitting from the experiences of the contemporary world of theatre and performing arts.

Ajoka has been a pioneer in many ways: it has established that a socially-relevant quality theatre, which is entertaining as well as educational, is possible in Pakistan, inspite of all the political, social and commercial impediments.Secondly, it has linked our folk heritage with modern techniques and contemporary content. Thirdly, it has practiced a theatre which is modern and not dependent on heavy sets, costumes, and other paraphernalia. And fourthly, it has demonstrated that theatre can play a significant role in spreading the message of peace, love, and enlightenment even in most difficult political or security situations within the country and in the region.


Introduction 1

Ajoka's Journey is a journey of amazing productivity and resilience of the people of Pakistan who have survived military dictatorships and ideological tyranny and kept their hopes and dreams alive. It's a tribute to the commitment, creative talent of the members of our team, who have defied all odds to create and keep alive the miracle called "Ajoka.

In recent years, Ajoka has responded to the technological challenges of times and demands of the new media. Besides producing telefilms and documentaries, it has entered the field of social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, online publicity; and merchandizing. Ajoka Institute is the latest Ajoka venture where youth is provided hands-on and practice-oriented training in acting, writing, music and film-making.




Our Mission & Vision


Ajoka’s mission is to work for a democratic and egalitarian society through arts-based initiatives. It is working to create young trained theatre activists, writers, media professionals and social activists, who can strengthen the forces of social change and progress. It is ready to fight gender and minority discrimination, environmental degradation, promotes cultural awareness and heritage preservation. It works in collaboration with like-minded cultural and human rights organizations for the cause of freedom of artistic and cultural expression.


Ajoka envisions a society and world based on universal values of justice, human dignity and human rights. It hopes that Pakistan will be at peace with its neighbours and with its own disadvantaged and disenfranchised groups. It is free of violence, bigotry, class and gender discrimination.

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June 25, 2020

Showcasing Writing Talent

Students of Ajoka Institute’s Art of Writing-Batch 6 students showcased their talent at the end of their 3- months course at an online Dramatic Readings event on Sunday 21 June. The event was live-streamed on Facebook.
June 19, 2020

Ajoka wins Global Award

Ajoka was honoured with the Global Film and Music Award 2020 at a ceremony held in Virginia, USA. The award was given in the Theatre Performance category and was announced by the well known Virginia personality Jim Ortee
June 18, 2020

Ajoka’s Coronologue Online Theatre Festival

Justice (rtd) Nasira Javed Iqbal has congratulated Ajoka Theatre on holding a successful first-ever online theatre festival. She said Ajoka has responded to the challenge posed by the pandemic and lockdowns and come up with an innovative response to the restrictions on public gatherings and performances
May 17, 2020

Ajoka responds to the Co-vid challenge

To meet the challenges posed by the Corona Crisis, Ajoka has launched several innovative initiatives. They include: offering online acting and writing classes, starting new online course on “The Art of Success” and introducing. a pioneering “Coronalogue” Online Theatre Festival.
April 27, 2020

Glowing Tributes paid to Madeeha Gauhar

Theatre icon and founder of Ajoka Theatre was remembered at an online memorial meeting held on 25 April, marking her 2nd death anniversary. The speakers paid glowing tribute to Madeeha’s invaluable contribution for the promotion of socially meaningful theatre and peace-building.