ESTABLISHMENT OF METAL CRAFT ARTISANS VILLAGE AT SHEIKHUPURA ROAD, LAHORE

Most of the Metal craftsmen of Lahore are living in the congested, stinking and narrow streets within and around Lahore. This type of scattered and un-settled dwelling of the craftsmen has created difficulties in having coordination among themselves as well as between them and the dealers/exporters of handicrafts. In such a situation, it is also not possible to have planned production as well as to exercise quality control – a pre-requisite for boosting up the export of Meal handicrafts.

 

PSIC proposed a scheme at cost of Rs.173.5 million for construction of 50-single storey buildings which consist of artisan workshop on plots of 3 marla for each craftsman. The front of the ground floor would be used as show room and back side as workshop / factory. The private land of 24-Kanals would be purchased/acquired from private sector by PSIC.