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LAHORE (Web Desk) – The five-day Ajoka Youth Theatre Festival concluded Sunday with the soulful Qawwali performance which received warm welcome from the audience.

Khawar Ali Qawwal group creates a spell with its live performance and audience feels the warmth and divine power of Sufi music.

In the dynamic festival, inspiring performances were presented by different theatres hailing from Lahore, Hyderabad and Karachi.

The festival started on December 16 with a mime performance by the students of Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) to pay tribute to the victims of APS Peshawar.

Another play “Jaloos” was presented by Actor Studio of Karachi on December 18. Another powerful performance “Aman Aur Aag” was presented by the Government College University (GCU) Lahore’s Dramatic Club on December 19.

This play was an ample critique on the growing extremism and intolerance in the society.

On the last day, “Lo Phir Basant Ayi” was presented by the team of Ajoka Theatre. The play revolves around a rich festival of the city i.e. “Basant” in which people from all colours and cast used to participate with great fervour.

The play talks about how this festival was distorted by the creeping extremism and people belonging from this profession became unemployed.

In the play, a character “Ustaad Maju”, whose ancestors were associated with the profession of kite-making, was rendered unemployed due to the ban on Basant.