Sucess Stories

Realizing the childhood dreams

With the sizzling sound of frying Chapli Kababs and beckoning to collect the ready orders one-after-other, Neha Naz is the lone female chef sharing workspace with 20 other male colleagues in the kitchen of one of the top line restaurants ...

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The will makes the way

  By Sheher Bano Situated in the southwestern region of the country, Balochistan is the largest province of Pakistan in terms of land area. The 2017 Census shows that female make 47.5% (5.86 million) of the province’s total population (12.34 ...

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All for a skilled Balochistan and affluent Pakistan

By Sheher Bano Imam Ali, a trained general electrician, is on-the-job-training (OJT) at the maintenance department of Honda Superpower in a real worktime environment. “After practicing one phase wiring at the centre, here we are learning the difficult 3-phase electrical ...

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Conquering the challenges with fortitude

By Sheher Bano The 26 years old Jahanzeb, a victim of childhood polio is pursuing a Master’s degree in Quetta. He has done multiple skill courses and is also learning shorthand in the mere hope of getting a job as ...

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For the love of handmade jewellery

  By Sheher Bano “Alfos Collection” is the brainchild of Mrs Saleem, a trainee at the Gems & Jewellery Training and Manufacturing Centre (GJTMC), who is making fashion jewellery for the last 10 years. “I enrolled myself in the fashion ...

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Good things come in small packages

  By Sheher Bano Mohsin Raza is the youngest among the 100 trainees of the Gems & Jewellery Training and Manufacturing Centre (GJTMC), Quetta. Studying in 6th grade, he goes to school in the morning and joins evening class of ...

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Handmade is made with care

By Sheher Bano Farheen Agha is the first qualified, nationally certified assessor of gemstones in Balochistan and working as Lapidary In charge at the Gems & Jewellery Training and Manufacturing Centre (GJTMC), Quetta. With her double MA and 14 years’ ...

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Smart thinking

By Sheher Bano Education economist Ali Ansari once said: “Imparting education that enhances and challenges the cognitive abilities of students is critical to increasing labour productivity and creating a workforce that has the capability to innovate, problem solve, think critically ...

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Creating a vision for future

By Sheher Bano For 37 years old Farzana Irfan, there is a life after retirement too. With her BA/B.Ed. degrees, she is serving as JVT female teacher for 22 years in a school in Quetta. “With a plan to work ...

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Jewels of Balochistan

By Sheher Bano It was nothing short of a surprise for a stranger seeing young Maazaallah, a mute and deaf trainee at the Gems & Jewelry Training and Manufacturing Centre (GJTMC), Quetta, dealing with his customers in a very professional ...

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The determination of welding a life

By Sheher Bano: Working with a welding rod emitting a heat of 150 degree centigrade, Gul Hasan was trying to learn industrial welding, as part of his on the Job Training (OJT) at the welding department of Bolan Castings Limited ...

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The outfit that fits; It’s all about style

By Sheher Bano Beautifully designed kurtis, tops, ladies’ suites, trousers etc. in vibrant colours and adorned with very intricate embroidery, were displayed in the wooden almirahs, lined along the walls of a room downstairs. On the display were also other ...

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Where struggle meets destiny

By Sheher Bano The smiling and ambitious Maham Nasira, Principal of Pakistan Readymade Garment Technical Training Institute (PRGTTI), is a graduate of College of Home Economics, with her majors in Clothing and Textile. Situated on the main Shahra-e-Faisal Karachi, the ...

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