Our Mission & Vision

MISSION

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.

VISION

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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Latest News

June 11, 2024

Lawrence in Lahore: Staging the true character of TE Lawrence

To expose the conspiratorial role of British military officer and spy Thomas Edward Lawrence, Ajoka Theatre staged a play, ‘Lawrence in Lahore’, at the Quaid-e-Azam Library in Lahore on April 17.
March 28, 2024

Ajoka’s ‘Bullah’ ends Lyallpur Literary Festival with a bang!

The 9th Lyallpur Literary Festival in Faisalabad ended on a high note with a stellar performance by Ajoka Theatre of their acclaimed play “Bullah”.
January 26, 2024

Ajoka launches 40th anniversary programme

Pakistan’s premier theatre group, Ajoka, on Saturday launched its 40th anniversary programme at an event held at the Alhamra Art Centre, The Mall.
January 26, 2024

Ajoka theatre discusses ‘theatre of resistance’ at Thinkfest

Ajoka Theatre celebrated its 40th anniversary with a thought-provoking panel discussion focused on the theme of ‘Theatre of Resistance.’ This momentous occasion unfolded within the framework of the Thinkfest festival held at Alhamra in Lahore.
December 11, 2023

Ajoka holds Dramatic Readings at NCA

Historic Tollington Market, now known as National College of Arts Tollington Block, was abuz with creativity and drama on Saturday when an evening of dramatic readings was organised by Ajoka Institute.

Ajoka's Journey
1984-2020

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Introduction

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.

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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.

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Theatre Productions

Love, pride, sorrow, passion