Gemstone Sector Development Project (GSDP) is one of the major components of Baltistan Enterprise Development & Arts Revival ( BEDAR) Program work as a facilitator to develop the gemstone sector focusing on creation of employment & income opportunities in the region.

The nature has blessed northern areas, Pakistan with invaluable deposits of quality minerals & over 25 types of precious and semi-precious gemstones (in Baltistan alone) alluring world wide attention of the beauty Queens. Baltistan enjoys the line share in the mineral deposits of the Northern Area. These minerals and gemstones being produced in the legendary mountain ranges of Karakuram, Himalaya & Hindukush have a fair demand equally in the national and international markets.