On January, 7 2021, Governor Shah Farman had a joint meeting with the gemstone dealers in Peshawar and with the Chief Executive Officer of International Brands Limited (IBL) Dr. Syed Nadeem Ahmed at the Governors House. The participants of the meeting agreed to establish standard testing, cutting and polishing laboratory to increase the quantity and quality of gemstones in the country, especially Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. IBL showed interest in establishing the same in Pakistan.
Besides other participants, Trade Commissioner of Embassy of Belgium, Abid Hussain, and a representative of PM Task Force on gemstones, also attended the meeting. – The News