Second Pakistan String Puppetry Festival – For Countering Violence & Extremism

About Festival

The Pakistan String Puppetry festival is Pakistan’s biggest city-wide Social String Puppetry Festival. The first festival inaugurated in October 2016 with more than 300 performances for 30,000 viewers held in Karachi, Pakistan organized by Thespianz Theatre.

Aim to motivate the public, especially the youth, to develop tolerance and harmony in society

The festival endeavors to charm audiences, raise awareness and urges the rejection of extremism and violence.

Entry is free for all 330 shows to ensure maximum attendance, particularly by youth from low-income areas who are most vulnerable to social problems such as extremism, intolerance and lack of religious harmony

Most of the performances will take place in Sakhi Hasan, Gulzar-e-Hijri, Shiri Jinah Colony, Maripur, Pehelwan Goth, Chakiwara, Chakra Goth, Khadda Memon, Saeedabad, Ibrahim Hydri and Paposh Nagar in Karachi.

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