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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October 25, 2023

Nirvaan holds workshop at Kinnairds

Ajoka Institute’s Art of Acting students performed “Bala King” on 9 September at the Punjabi Institute of Language, Art and Culture (PILAC), at the end of their 3-months course.
October 25, 2023

Art of Acting first-time actors shine on PILAC stage

Ajoka Institute’s Art of Acting students performed “Bala King” on 9 September at the Punjabi Institute of Language, Art and Culture (PILAC), at the end of their 3-months course.
October 25, 2023

Bulha enthralls Islamabad audience

Ajoka enthralled the Islamabad audience with its iconic play “Bulha” on 8 September. The PNCA auditorium was jampacked, in fact many enthusiasts had to go back because there was not even a standing room.
October 25, 2023

Ajoka classic Bulha at Alhamra

Ajoka presented its classic “Bulha” on the occasion of the “Urs” of great Sufi Bulleh Shah. The play was performed on 26 August in a packed Alhamra Hall 1.
October 25, 2023

“Dora Ka Intezar,” at Alhamra

Ajoka performed its new play “Dora Ka Intezar” (Waiting for Dora) on 25 August at Alhamra. The audience included loyal Ajoka fans and new theatre enthusiasts

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