Govt planning to set up ‘Gemstone City’ in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday directed to formulate a strategy for establishment of a ‘Gemstone City’ in Islamabad, featuring one-window facility to promote foreign investment and exports in gems and minerals sector.
He was chairing a meeting in Islamabad on development of gems and minerals sector in the country.
The prime minister also sought a detailed report on the related problems so as to devise a comprehensive roadmap.
He expressed confidence that development of gems and mineral sector would not only create immense job opportunities for the youth but also help increase the country’s exports.
The meeting discussed matters related to reserves of precious gems, conducting research, encouraging foreign investment and ensuring coordination among federal and provincial governments in this regard.