islamabad - Pakistan National Council of the Arts’ (PNCA) National Puppet Theatre is making efforts to promote the dying art of puppetry.

National Puppet Theatre (NPT) is carrying on its services to entertain and educate the children through puppetry by conducting free puppet shows, an official of PNCA told APP. The performances not only include serious issues but also the color of Pakistan in the form of folk dances of our four provinces, funny and amusing skits, jokes and infotainment at the full. There are many different varieties of puppets and they are made of a wide range of materials, depending on their form and intended use.

Puppetry is a form of theatre and performance that involves the manipulation of puppets-inanimate objects, often resembling some type of human or animal figure, that are animated or manipulated by a human called a puppeteer.

Puppetry is a very ancient art form, thought to have originated about 3,000 years ago. Puppets have been used since the earliest times to animate and communicate the ideas and needs of human societies.