One
National Performing Art Festival
1978
Five
International Puppet Festivals Pakistan
1992, 1994, 1996 , 1998 & 2000
One
National Dance Festival 1995
Three
International Drama & Dance Festivals Pakistan
1996, 1997, 1999
Two
Sufi Soul World Music Festival Pakistan
1999 & 2001

Participating countries
56
Participating Groups
318
Total number of delegates in all the festivals
3000
Total number of Collective performances in Puppet Festivals, Theatre & Dance Festivals, Music Festival
3000
Supportive Embassies
56
Foreign Visitors to volunteer & cover the events
355
Attendance in the thirteen festivals
2,857,607
Arts students benefitting from international exposure.
4,500

Most Prestigious & largest ever international cultural events from the private sector in the history of Pakistan.

Pakistan carves a niche for itself on the global cultural map.

Pakistan becomes a member of UNIMA International.

Foundation of the country’s First Puppet Museum Theatre laid down. The live and vibrant museum is set-up as an international institution of excellence.

The performances in the seven international festivals recorded in a 55-part documentary on broadcast quality footage film titled ”World of Puppetry”/Theatre/ Dance.

International media coverage of all the festivals in all participating countries and other parts of the world.



PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES
B y 2002 the festival shall have touched about 100 countries. It is our sincerest of wishes that the visiting artists take back the fondest of memories with them. We are thankful to groups from the following countries who have become a precious part of our lives over the years.

1. Australia
2. Austria
3. Argentina
4. Belgium
5. Bulgaria
6. Brazil
7. Canada
8. Colombia
9. Czech Republic
10. Denmark
11. England
12. Ecuador
13. Egypt
14. Finland
15. France
16. Germany
17. Greece
18. Georgia
19. India
20. Italy
21. Iran
22. Ireland
23. Indonesia
24. Japan

25. Korea
26. Mayanmar
27. Malaysia
28. Norway
29. Netherlands
30. New Zealand
31. Portugal
32. Pakistan
33. Poland
34. Philippines
35. Russia
36. Sri Lanka
37. Scotland
38. Switzerland
39. Sweden
40. Spain
41. Slovenia
42. South Africa
43. Tajikistan
44. Turkey
45. Thailand
46. Uzbekistan
47. Ukraine
48. USA
49. Venezuela
50. Vietnam