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Assistance after returning

Advice concerning job hunting and starting a business

In Germany and interested in going back to Pakistan? Or are you living in Pakistan and looking for new opportunities like starting a business or switching careers? The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) will give you individual advice.
This offer includes:

  • Advice if you’re looking for a steady job
  • Support with starting a business
  • Support with social reintegration
  • Psychosocial support
  • Legal advice

The advisory team will refer you to a partner organisation or employment agency if required. There are over 100 agencies in Pakistan.

Worth knowing Lahore English, Urdu free of charge

Overseas Pakistanis Foundation
Regional Office, Building 1, Block M
Gulberg III, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

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Free advice on legal matters

The Legal Aid Society (LAS) offers free legal advice. The offer is aimed at people who cannot otherwise afford legal aid.

Worth knowing The service is free

Legal Aid Society

Spanish Homes, Mezzanine Floor, Plot No. 13/A
D.H.A., Phase 1, Karachi

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Open University studies

The Allama Iqbal Open University is a distance learning university with tradition. Its goal: "Education for all".

The university offers Higher Secondary School Certificates (HSSC) and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Certified courses and basic functional courses for illiterate people are also available. Doctorates are also possible.

Subjects mainly include Arabic, Islamic Studies, Natural Sciences and Humanities.

Costs are involved and registration is required.

Worth knowing Costs are involved

Allama Iqbal Open University

Sector H-8, Islamabad-44000

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Help with buying or building a house

Want to buy or build a house in Pakistan? The House Building Finance Corporation (HBFC) offers loans at fair conditions for building and buying houses.

Worth knowing throughout Pakistan

HBFC – House Building Finance Corporation

3rd floor, Finance & Trade Centre
Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi

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