Peshawar (Khyber Mail): The Gem & Jewellery Centre of Excellence (GJoC) at UET Peshawar, in collaboration with the National Productivity Organization and the All Pakistan Commercial Exporters Association (APCEA), organized a one-day International Workshop on “Gemstone Identification, Certification, and Cutting according to International Market”. The workshop aimed to provide a platform for imparting knowledge about gemstone identification, certification, and cutting in line with international market standards.

The chief guest of the workshop was Prof. Dr. Qaisar Ali, Vice Chancellor, UET Peshawar. The keynote speakers included Mr. Thanong Leelawatanasuk, Deputy Director (Technical) Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT), Dr. Surin Intayot, Assistant Professor GIT, and Ms. Supparat Promwongnan, Gemmologist.

Prof. Dr. Qaisar Ali welcomed the participants from both abroad and Pakistan. He expressed his hope that the discussions would pave the way for meaningful collaborations and advancements in the field. He also announced that UET Peshawar is partnering with APCEA and the Export Promotion Board to establish a ‘National Gemstone Certification Lab,’ aimed at empowering gemstone traders with internationally recognized certifications.

Other notable attendees included Prof. Dr. Khizar Azam Khan, Registrar, UET Peshawar, Dr. Khan Muhammad, Director GJoC, Ehtesham Ullah Khan, Ex-Director GJoC, Dr. Habib ur Rehman, GJoC, Mr. Wajih Abbasi, General Manager National Productivity Organization, Mr. Anwar Iqbal, MSME’s, and Mr. Minhajuddin Sahib, President of APCEA. Certificates were distributed among the participants at the conclusion of the workshop.

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