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(Late) Zia Mohyeddin

President Emeritus

President Emeritus Message

With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to a luminary of the performing arts, Zia Mohyeddin. His captivating performances on stage and screen, coupled with his resonant voice, made lasting mark on the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide. A true maestro in his craft, Zia Mohyeddin's dedication to the art of storytelling and his commitment to excellence set a standard that will inspire generations to come. Whether on the theatrical stage, in front of the camera, or through the airwaves, he brought characters to life with unparalleled charisma and depth.

Beyond his artistic achievements, Zia Mohyeddin leaves behind a legacy of cultural enrichment and a commitment to the advancement of the performing arts. His contributions will continue to echo through the corridors of theatres and the hearts of admirers, reminding us of the transformative power of storytelling. His unparalleled contributions to NAPA in a leadership role, curating the direction of the institute, developing a sense of creative ethos within the students and management alike, and his support for performing arts will be a void that will be difficult to fill.

Zia sahab, rest in power.

Chairman, Board of Directors

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In the symphony of creativity and artistic expression, NAPA stands as a testament to the unyielding spirit of the performing arts. It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I welcome you to this extraordinary journey through the realms of talent and imagination.

Loss of great artistic prowess and a friend is always life-changing. Zia Mohyeddin’s loss is not only a national loss for arts but a significant one for NAPA. His vision is leadership and above all, his charisma would be missed beyond measure.

We have come a long way in the last 19 years. At the helm of NAPA, it has been our constant endeavour to cultivate an environment where passion meets purpose, and where the seeds of artistic genius find fertile ground to flourish.

As Chairman, I am humbled by the incredible dedication and brilliance of our artists, faculty, and staff who contribute tirelessly to the vibrancy of this institution. Post-COVID, we have introduced a variety of theatrical and musical performances along with our innovative programs.

NAPA’s legacy is woven with threads of innovation, resilience, and a commitment to pushing the boundaries of artistic expression. As you browse the website, you will discover the stories of dreams realized, challenges overcome, and the indomitable spirit that defines our artistic community.

As we celebrate these performances and educational endeavors within these walls, we invite you to join us in cherishing the magic that unfolds on our stages. NAPA is not just an academy; it is a living, breathing testament to the transformative power of the performing arts.

I extend my deepest gratitude to everyone who has been part of our journey, and to you, dear reader, for embarking on this exploration of creativity and passion. May the arts continue to inspire and uplift. Connect us all.


Established in 2004, NAPA is a Section 42 company registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP). Since inception, NAPA was guided by the Mr. Zia Mohyeddin who was the founding president and later elevated to President Emeritus, a role he diligently served on until his passing.

NAPA’s Board of Directors includes prominent figures from media, arts, corporate and business sectors, and public service, steering the institute’s vision.

As Pakistan’s pioneering conservatoire of performing arts education, NAPA is committed to delivering the highest standards of artistic education.  NAPA constantly updates its music and theatre arts curriculum to offer a premium educational experience. NAPA boasts state-of-the-art facilities including a theatre, rehearsal studios, costume and makeup rooms, and a well-stocked library. Its experienced faculty blends traditional techniques with contemporary approaches, fostering creativity and pushing boundaries in a modern setting.

During the challenges posed by COVID-19, NAPA showcased resilience by transitioning to virtual platforms, ensuring a rich curriculum and emotional support for its students. NAPA’s leadership, has nurtured a legacy of inspiration and dedication, driving initiatives that expand cultural horizons through repertory productions, musical performances, critical discourses, film screenings and festivals.

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Chief Executive Officer

The passing of Zia Mohyeddin marked a poignant chapter in NAPA’s history. His visionary spirit continues to resonate through every note, line, and dance, transcending boundaries and celebrating artistic diversity.

We remain steadfast in our commitment to nurturing talent and expanding cultural outreach. NAPA takes pride in collaborating with national and international institutions and forums to further the academic and artistic excellence. We are also actively running an outreach program in Sindh to increase the footprint of performing arts.

 As NAPA continues to flourish, may the magic of the arts captivate hearts and minds across all segments of society.

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