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Pakistani-German Facilitation and Reintegration Centre (PGFRC)

PGFRC

Pakistani-German Facilitation and Reintegration Centre (PGFRC)

You have returned to Pakistan from Germany or another country? You live in Pakistan and are looking for new opportunities there? We support you. Counselling is free of charge and open to both women and men.

Country borders do not necessarily reflect the German Government's official position.

The staff will advise you individually - by telephone, online or in person on these topics:

  • vocational counselling and advice on the Pakistani labour market
  • vocational training and qualifications
  • skills development in technical professions/fields
  • support in setting up small businesses
  • psychosocial support and information on the Pakistani health system
  • access to microfinance and loans
  • general living conditions

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Rückkehr Pakistan Video

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Video: How we help you to return to your home country

Returning home and reintegration in achievable steps. You will learn:

  • how you can plan your return to your home country even while still in Germany
  • and the opportunities for help that are available.

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  • who will advise you locally after you arrive back home, so that you can turn your plans into reality and make your new start.
Zwei Männer sitzen sich an einem Schreibtisch gegenüber.

Answers to the most important questions about finding a job

Whether you are looking for a job, want to learn new skills or take the next step in your career – the Pakistani-German Facilitation and Reintegration Center (PGFRC) is here to support you. We are happy to give you advice – regardless of whether you have recently come back home or you have always lived in Pakistan. Below, you will find answers to the most important questions about job searches and job placement.

Find out more in our FAQ. >
Ein Mann mit dunklen Haaren und schwarzem Hemd hält eine Kamera ans Gesicht und richtet sie auf etwas, das im Bild nicht zu sehen ist.

Finding new opportunities through photography

Learning a new profession or starting your own business is something many people dream of. The Pakistani-German Facilitation and Reintegration Centre (PGFRC) helps turn dreams into reality. It cooperates with partner organisations to run vocational training courses, including for instance a one-month photography course. A glimpse behind the scenes.

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Eine Frau mit Kochjacke und Kochmütze balanciert einen Teller mit einem schön angerichteten Fischgericht auf ihrer rechten Hand und sieht in die Kamera.

A training course for a career in catering

Learning a new profession and starting your own business is something many people dream of. The Pakistani-German Facilitation and Reintegration Centre (PGFRC) provides help, including a culinary arts training course.

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Standing on my own two feet with the rickshaw  

When I returned to Pakistan after several years, I was very worried about how to feed my family. But then I had a business idea - and got support. Now I have a stable income. One of my dreams has been fulfilled.

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Ein Mann mit einem gelben Arbeitshelm steht neben einem Motorrad und arbeitet daran.

A new start with a training course in motorbike mechanics

Learning a new profession and starting your own business is something many people dream of. The Pakistani-German Facilitation and Reintegration Centre (PGFRC) helps by providing a training course in motorbike mechanics.

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Zwei Frauen und zwei Männer sitzen an einem Tisch und erarbeiten etwas auf einem Plakat.

Guidance on starting a business

A business training course gave prospective entrepreneurs some important insights and tips.

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Finally back with my family

A training programme taught me how to manage my own taxi business.

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 Ein Mann sitzt auf einem Sofa und spricht mit einer anderen Person ihm gegenüber. Diese Person hält ein Klemmbrett in der Hand.

“No one with mental health problems has to be alone”

Isolation, conflicts, existential anxieties: many returnees require psychosocial support. The Pakistani-German Facilitation and Reintegration Centre (PGFRC) is well attuned to these needs.

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Beratungssituation: Zwei Männer sitzen an einem Tisch in einem Garten und unterhalten sich.

We’ll stay in touch!

We help people to find a job and reintegrate into society once they have come back here. Our assistance can take many different forms because the services we and our partners provide include training, further qualification, job placement and psychosocial support.

Learn more about our advisory services here. >
Eine Beraterin im Gespräch mit einer Frau. Die Beiden sitzen an einem Tisch.

Supporting women to make a new start

Nighat Aziz is an advisor at the Pakistani-German Facilitation and Reintegration Centre (PGFRC) and the central contact person for women and persons in need. Together with the centre's partner organisations, she addresses their specific requirements.

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Ein Mann steht vor einer Hecke und schaut in die Kamera. Es ist Dr. Khan, der Leiter des Beratungszentrums.

“Offering the right service for each individual”

Dr Mansoor Zaib Khan is head of the Pakistani-German Facilitation and Reintegration Centre (PGFRC). In a short interview he speaks about the services offered by the centre and about what motivates him personally.

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Services provided by our partners

Work and starting a business, training and professional development, psychosocial health and emergency support – our partners also provide numerous services related to these and other aspects. Our advisory team will be happy to refer you to the appropriate organisation. You can get an overview of what is available here.

Country experiences

Success as a photographer in Punjab

I came back to my family in Pakistan during the corona pandemic. The PGFRC helped me to start my own business as a photographer. My photo studio is now very successful.

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Hard work is rewarded

I worked in a company that had to close down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. So I started an online retail outlet selling traditional clothing. My business has become a success thanks to the help that I was given by the Pakistani-German Facilitation and Reintegration Centre.

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Searching for better opportunities

I’ve found what I am looking for: I’m self-employed as a driver in my home country. The Pakistani-German Facilitation and Reintegration Centre helped me to find this opportunity.

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Tailored support for successful self-employment

I went to Germany to be able to support my family. My mother became ill, so I decided to come back. The Pakistani-German Facilitation and Reintegration Centre (PGFRC) helped me to open a tailor shop.

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A happy shop owner in Pakistan

The support provided by the Pakistani-German Facilitation and Reintegration Centre means I’m now successfully running my own business.

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Standing on my own two feet with the rickshaw

When I returned to Pakistan after several years, I was very worried about how to feed my family. But then I had a business idea - and got support. Now I have a stable income. One of my dreams has been fulfilled.

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Successful with fast food

I run my own restaurant in my home town. Thanks to some important support, I can constantly develop my business and so also cope with crises.

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Entrepreneurial spirit and tradition

I’ve set up a fabric business with assistance from PCFRC. My marketing includes using social media.

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