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    Gem And Jewellery Industry In Pakistan

  • Bhai Ghulam Muhammad Chand: lost gem of Rababi kirtan singing

    Bhai Mardana was the first Rababi (from musical instrument Rabab) and he had got the title from Baba Nanak...

    Bhai Chand was born in 1927 in village Raja Sansai, Amritsar, and spent his childhood there, learning music and travelling along his father Bhai Sunder Giani and uncle Bhai Chaand across Punjab and Peshawar to sing kirtan at gurdwaras and for Sikh nobles...

  • Vahali State — a gem in the Salt Range

    Dotted with historic sites such as Kussak, Makhialah and Nandna forts, the valley is also blessed with the highest point (Chehal Abdal) in the districts of Chakwal, Jhelum and Mianwali...

    Having a feeble body and a face riddled with pimples, this 107-year-old woman spends her life on a small cot...

  • Travel: A gem of the Far East

    It had attracted, and also surprised, me and my husband on our first visit there almost four decades back when we had a chance to explore this island state...

    While there are parts of the city that retain links to its past, Singapore offers the most Western of all Asian experiences; it is one of the world’s flattest islands, the highest point being the forested Bukit Timah where I went a few times to watch my granddaughters’...

  • Thai gardener behind $20 mn Saudi gem heist becomes monk

    A Thai gardener behind a $20 million gem heist from a Saudi palace that has long soured relations between the two countries became a monk Thursday in hope of redeeming his karma...

    Kriangkrai Techamong stole the precious gems from the palace of a Saudi prince where he worked in 1989, triggering a feud between Thailand and Saudi Arabia dubbed the "Blue Diamond Affair" that has yet to be resolved...

  • Another gem from Zeb

    Her commitment to and love for her art is exemplary...

    The song begins with a famous Persian verse meaning if there’s paradise on earth, it’s Kashmir, and Zeb’s rendition of it is heart-touching...

  • Gem dealers find it hard to run online business

    PESHAWAR: While Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister along with his small army of advisers and ministers at a crowded inaugural ceremony of gems and mineral show claimed that he would be going to China in April on a road show to woo investors, the local gems and mineral dealers decried how hard it was to even run an online business...

    Shafique Ahmed, a dealer from Namak Mandi, said that in Afghanistan and Pakistan one could not open a...

  • Gems and jewellery exhibition begins

    PESHAWAR: A three-day gems and jewellery exhibition “Jashn-i-Khyber”, organised by the Gemological Association of Pakistan (GAP), started at Nishtar Hall here on Friday...

    According to the organisers, at least 100 stalls had been set up in the hall where people dealing in business of the precious stones had displayed the gems and jewellery besides other items...

  • Jewellery shop looted on Tariq Road

    KARACHI: Nearly half a dozen gunmen stormed into a jewellery shop on Tariq Road on Monday afternoon, held inmates hostage at gunpoint and took away gold ornaments, according to the Ferozabad police...

    The Gulshan SP said it was ‘alarming’ to note that the owner had not installed at his shop an ‘electronic lock’, which was contrary to the general practice adopted by jewellery shops in the city...

  • Gold price hike slows down jewellery sales

    Karachi: Gold prices on Thursday climbed up to Rs52,650 per tola and Rs 45,128 per 10 grams, up by Rs450 per tola and Rs386 per 10gm as compared to the price prevailing on Wednesday...

    On September 1, gold price was Rs51,400 per tola and Rs44,057 per 10gm while its international price remained $1,319 per ounce...

  • ‘Jalalabad gang’ targets jewellery shops

    FAISALABAD: Police are in search of a gang that belongs to Jalalabad, Afghanistan and has plundered jewellery from shops in Faisalabad and other parts of Punjab and KP...

    Two members of the gang who were working as guards at jewellery shops in Faisalabad have been arrested and they have revealed about the gang which operates in police uniform...

  • Jewellery inspired from Indus civilisation exhibited

    ISLAMABAD: An exhibition held at the Nomad Art Gallery blended together fashion, art and history to create a line of jewellery inspired by the ancient Indus Valley civilisation...

    Designed by Amna Shariff, there were seven series in the entire line, each with its own charming name and fictional mythology...

  • Young graduate wants to replicate ancient art in jewellery

    MINGORA: Alizai Bilal Khan, a graduate in gems and jewellery design from Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design Lahore, is determined to introduce the nifty art in the craving of Gandhara civilisation and floral designs of ancient Swat art to the world by replicating it in fine jewellery...

    Under the theme of ‘Legacy of Pakhtun Jewellery’, the young graduate has undertaken the task to introduce a new form of jewellery by...

  • Robbers loot cash, jewellery

    RAWALPINDI: Two women were robbed of cash and gold jewellery by unidentified robbers in separate incidents on Sunday, police said...

    He said they pulled out their guns and demanded cash and gold ornaments which his mother was wearing...

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