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ISLAMABAD - Lahore has become the 2nd largest jewellery production hub of Pakistan after Karachi, as more than 25000 business enterprises related to gems and jewellery are operating in Punjab, providing employment to more than 20,0000 individuals. Traditionally Lahore had always been a land of finesse artisans and this tradition had transcended in the jewellery industry as well. Continuing its progress on the mandate of development of gems and jewellery industry, Pakistan Gems and Jewellery Development Company (PGJDC) had established a Gems and Jewellery Training and Manufacturing Centre (GJTMC) at Lahore.
The centre is successfully providing training and common facility services to the gems and jewellery industry of Punjab. Talking to APP, an official said the training center was not only for the jewellers but for everybody who wanted to learn to design jewellery. “With its new approach in jewellery making, GJTMC will help refine artistic abilities to making jewellery while working in a creative and rewarding jewellery profession”.
Classes are taught through live demonstrations, as well as though lecture supported by multimedia presentations and comprehensive exercises which provide students with rich and rewarding learning experience in the best suited environment. Official said GJTMC Lahore possesses a highly qualified, immensely experienced and very dedicated faculty who helps the students to bring forth their creativity and convert dream ideas into beautiful jewellery pieces. In an effort to further support the growing industrialisation of the province, PGJDC intends to open a GJTMC in thriving gems and jewellery industry of Sargodha in near future as well.
Gem exhibition attract people in large number: The third annual Islamabad Gem Exhibition, featuring Pakistan’s minerals, precious gemstones and jewellery, remained the point of attraction for residents of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, here yesterday. Third Islamabad Gem exhibition commenced here on Friday, showcasing the best of Pakistan’s Gems and Jewellery products, both traditional and contemporary class. Pakistan Gems & Jewellery Development Company (PGJDC) is organising the grand event of international standard, a 3 day extravaganza from February 1-3.
The event highlighted Pakistani Gems and Jewellery products in the most versatile manner, where the international buyers were introduced to the rich Pakistani market. According to an official in PGJDC Abdul Ahad this event focused on exhibiting Gems and Jewellery produced through latest technology and skills.
He said the intricately crafted jewellery and precious/semi-precious gemstones found in Pakistan were being revealed to an entire new market and foreign buyers. The exhibition provided a lucrative platform to the thriving gems and jewellery sector of the country, where enabling environment was created both for local and international traders to interact and promote business.
“Jewellers, gem dealers and manufacturers of sectoral machinery, tools, equipment and accessories have displayed their products during the Show”.
Ministry of production Secretary Gul Muhammad Rind inaugurated the exhibition here on February 1.