The four-day program include folk jams, horse dances, Cholistani thari, qawwali performances, Pakistan provincial presentation through dance, qissa khuwani bazaar, sachal sung kalaams of Sachal Sarmast and Performances by Nighat Chaudhary, Wahid Allan Faqeer, Saeen Zahoor, Junaid Akram & More.


A three-day Spring Holidays Cultural (SHC) Festival, with no entry fees, has organizaed by Thespianz Theatre at the Arts Council of Pakistan and Amin House, from February 13th, 2015. The event is a part of ‘I AM KARACHI’ campaign in order to promote peace and harmony and to reduce violence and intolerance in the society. This was announced by the Artistic Director of Thespianz Theatre, Faisal Malik at a press conference here on February, 04th, 2015 at the Arts Council. In this Festival, Cultural groups and well-known individuals came down to Karachi to perform in the festival. Famous poet Amjad Islam Amjad & Anwar Masood from Lahore, Dramatist Haseena Moin and writer Farhat Ishtiaq will conducted sessions during the festival. “An artificial Horse Dancing group from Multan, theatre group from Less privileged area and Atan Pashto Dance group from under developing areas has been performed in the festival. There was a Dasstaan Goi (story-telling) session as well. Apart from this, string puppetry, handicraft stalls, food area and many more attractions were the part of the three-day cultural festival”.


The first festival began on 25 October 2016 with the aim to heal the Karachi city through 300 various string puppetry performances in 79 schools, colleges, and universities. Three plays Jheel Saiful Malook, Sindbad and one promoting harmony between the four provinces were presented.[1] Performances were attended by private company owners, famous and the media.


The second Pakistan String Puppetry Festival by Thespianz Theatre began on January 14 and till July 31, 2019. With 330 puppet shows, the event considered to be the longest festival held in Pakistan, to date. The festival held at 11 areas in Karachi for the reason to provide entertainment to the lower socio-economic class for free and inculcate awareness about acceptance, religious harmony and Pakistan’s cultural values.[5] The festival held at the outskirts of Karachi and mainly slum areas.