by Maha Usman - Feb 27, 2017
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”- Helen Keller
Pakistan is home to 18 million people who contribute to its progress daily and hope for a better future.
Waqar Ahmad is one of the many optimistic citizens who works at a jewelry shop, at Lok Virsa. His fine jewelry making skills attract many locals as well as foreigners. He tells his story about the profession and how he sees his motherland:
“I’ve been manufacturing jewelry for about 30 years now. I have worked at different places in Islamabad and I can make all sorts of jewelry without any machine...been making it with my hands for years. I design and make them very well. Lok Virsa has been my workplace for the past 6 months. It is our cultural space and community center.”