PGJDC endeavors for the development of the Gems and Jewellery Industry of Pakistan from Mine to Market and to enhance its competitiveness internationally by facilitation, technology up-gradation, skill development and marketing/branding.
Development of the Gems and Jewellery sector through use of appropriate technology and training to human resource throughout the value chain.
Pakistan Gems and Jewellery Development Company (PGJDC)
Established in June 2006, Pakistan Gems and Jewellery Development Company (PGJDC) is a subsidiary of Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) working under the Ministry of Industries and Production, Government of Pakistan.
PGJDC is strenuously working to develop Gems &Jewellery industry of Pakistan from Mine to Market with major focus on Skill Development, Technology Up-gradation, Quality Assurance and Marketing/Branding. The Company is enthusiastically working for presenting Pakistan as a top notch hub for precious stones cutting and jewellery manufacturing by supporting ancillary trades. To attain its objectives, PGJDC has established seven Gems and Jewellery Training and Manufacturing Centers (GJTMCs) with Gemstone Identification Laboratories strategically located in cities of Karachi, Lahore, Gilgit, Peshawar, Quetta, Muzaffarabad and Sargodha. For facilitating Gems and Jewellery businesses, Gem Exchanges have also been set up in Quetta and Peshawar. Moreover, Assaying and Hallmarking centers are established at Karachi and Lahore to assess and endorse precious metal content in jewellery articles. So far PGJDC has successfully trained over 10,800 Individuals across the Country through more than 770 training programs conducted in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Gilgit, Sargodha, Muzaffarabad, Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Mohmand Agency, Chitral, Abbottabad, Nowshera and Skardu.
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