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The Pakistani-German Centre for Facilitation and Reintegration was opened on 16.10.2020.

Virtual and personal counselling in the PGFRC is possible.
 

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.

We provide

  • advice on training and skills development
  • technical and vocational training
  • advice on jobmarket trends and opportunities
  • advice on finding a job in Pakistan
  • entrepreneurship and start-up support
  • psychosocial support and information on the health system in Pakistan
  • information on living conditions
  • advice on getting microfinance and loans

Contact

Available Monday - Friday
10:00 – 13:00 
14:00 – 16:00 

nighat.aziz@giz.de faisal.shabbir@giz.de

Overseas Pakistanis Foundation

Regional Office House #1, Block M

Gulberg III, Lahore, Punjab

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.

We provide

  • advice on training and skills development
  • technical and vocational training
  • advice on jobmarket trends and opportunities
  • advice on finding a job in Pakistan
  • entrepreneurship and start-up support
  • psychosocial support and information on the health system in Pakistan
  • information on living conditions
  • advice on getting microfinance and loans

Contact

Languages:

Available Monday - Friday
10:00 – 13:00 
14:00 – 16:00 

nighat.aziz@giz.de faisal.shabbir@giz.de

Overseas Pakistanis Foundation

Regional Office House #1, Block M

Gulberg III, Lahore, Punjab

Dr. Mansoor Zaib Khan

Head of the PGFRC

I have a lot of experience in the areas of labour market, migration and technical and vocational training. I used to work for the Ministry of Labour, Manpower and Overseas Pakistanis where I was involved in developing the national strategy for Employment, Migration and Human Resource Development. As head of the Pakistani-German Facilitation and Reintegration Centre, I am committed to ensure that we provide excellent services.

Faisal Shabbir

Advisor

I will show you how to write a good CV. Also, I can prepare you for job interviews. Among other things, I used to work on a project that provided career counselling to more than 1000 people and enabled us to get hundreds of young people into work. I am also the author of a handbook on job counselling. I am also a certified trainer in vocational counseling.

Nighat Aziz

Advisor; contact person for women and persons in need

I would be happy to discuss your plans for starting a new business with you. Also, I can arrange further training or psychosocial support. I can give you individual advice and inform you about various possibilities in Pakistan. I have a Master's degree in Human Resource Management, and I am also a certified trainer for job counselling. It is never too late for a new start! Let us jointly explore the best way

Further opportunities

  • Free health insurance

    The Sehat Sahulat programme provides basic health insurance. It is free of charge.

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  • Fit for the labour market

    Are you young and living in Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Kashmir or Balochistan?
    Then this training programme might be of interest to you.

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  • National job portal

    The National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) offers an online job matching platform for many sectors. It contains jobs in Pakistan and in other countries.

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  • Assistance with loans and business plans

    SMEDA supports those who want to start a business or have just started one.

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  • Vocational training

    Interested in technical and vocational training? TEVTA offers different courses and certificates that help you become a skilled worker.

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  • Skills for digital work environments

    Digiskills is an online academy. It is where you can learn everything you need for digital work. The courses are aimed at freelancers, entrepreneurs and employees.

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  • Help with buying or building a house

    Want to buy a house in Pakistan? The House Building Finance Corporation (HBFC) can provide financial assistance.

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  • Online job search in Pakistan

    Use the online job market Rozee to search for a job. You can filter the offers according to your specific criteria.

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  • Getting started with online business

    The E-rozgaar organisation offers courses to young people in Punjab. The aim is to enable them to establish an online business.

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  • Training courses for those aged between 18 and 40

    You are between 18 and 40 years old and would like to improve your qualifications? The "Skills for all" programme offers a wide range of opportunities throughout Pakistan.

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  • Assistance in accidents and emergencies

    The rescue organisation Rescue 1122 provides assistance in emergency situations, such as a fire or an accident.

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  • Open University studies

    The Allama Iqbal Open University offers Higher Secondary School Certificates (HSSC), certified courses and Bachelor and Master degrees. Doctorates are also possible.

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  • Helping young people to find a job

    The Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) supports young people in their job search. It also offers training courses and promotes the creation of small businesses.

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  • Accident and emergency assistance

    The Edhi Foundation offers various forms of help in times of need. It supports refugees and orphans with food and accommodation, for example.

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  • Prospects for young people

    Kamyab Jawan is a programme offered by the Government of Pakistan. It improves the social and economic situation of young people.

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  • Online solution to finding jobs in Pakistan

    BrightSpyre is an online job portal. It offers jobs in different sectors and for people with different qualifications.

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  • Support for children, women and senior citizens in need

    Chhipa centres support orphans, women and senior citizens by providing food and shelter to those in need.

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  • Assurance of human rights

    The Pakistani Ministry of Human Rights provides support in dealing with violations of human rights and the rights of working people.

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  • Fair and sustainable work

    The Citizens Foundation is committed to helping people from disadvantaged communities in Pakistan.

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  • Help for those in need in Punjab

    The Punjab Social Protection Authority supports people in need.

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  • Support for start-ups

    The National Incubation Business Center (NIC) is Pakistan's largest centre for start-ups.

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  • Microcredits for new prospects

    Microcredits from Akhuwat create better living conditions. They are interest-free.

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  • Network for women entrepreneurs

    The Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry helps female entrepreneurs to publicise their business.

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  • Learning foreign languages

    The National University of Modern Languages (NUML) offers courses teaching many languages.

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  • Study online

    The Virtual University is Pakistan's first online university. It aims to enable everyone to study at affordable prices.

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  • Support for acid attack survivors

    The Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) provides assistance to survivors of acid attacks. Their support is offered nationwide and is free of charge.

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  • Help with starting a career

    Want to discover which profession would suit you best? Looking for a job? The Career Counselling & Job Placement centre can support you.

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  • Counselling for people with mental illnesses and drug addictions

    The Willing Ways organisation runs advice centres and a rehabilitation clinic for those suffering from mental illnesses and drug addictions.

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  • Support for children

    The Child Protection and Welfare Bureau provides food, shelter and education to children in Punjab.

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  • Support for orphans

    Pakistan Sweet Homes supports orphans, for example by giving them shelter, food, education and training.

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  • Training and consulting for entrepreneurs

    The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CENTIN) provides training courses and mentored support to entrepreneurs.

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  • Support for women

    The Aurat Foundation assists women to lead a self-determined life. It works to ensure that women are given more rights and have access to education and resources.

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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.

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  • Continuing vocational training

    Would you like to further your training? This is where to find suitable courses. These courses are arranged by the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC).

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  • Improving mental health

    Basic Needs Pakistan helps people to improve their mental health or cope with epilepsy.

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  • Mental health and psychosocial assistance

    Rozan advises victims of violence and provides assistance to those suffering from mental illnesses.

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  • For women: Opening your own tailor shop

    The Association for Humanitarian Development (AHD) helps women to start their own business. The organisation offers free courses in sewing, embroidery and tailoring.

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  • Basic course in construction technology

    Here you learn how to build or repair buildings. Specialists will teach you. You get lots of practical tips. The course is taught in Bebra (north-east Hesse).

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  • Basic course in the building trade

    Here you learn the basics of the building trade. Professionals show you how to lay blocks and plaster walls, for example. The course is taught in Osnabrück (Lower Saxony).

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  • Basic course in hairdressing and cosmetics

    Here you learn the basics of hairdressing and cosmetics. Professionals show you drying and dyeing techniques, for example. The course is taught in Osnabrück (Lower Saxony).

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  • Basic course in service provision

    Here you learn which services offer good job opportunities. Professionals give you valuable tips. The courses are taught in north and east Hesse.

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  • Application training for new opportunities

    Here you learn how to write a CV correctly. This increases your chances of finding a suitable job.

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  • Basic course in plumbing, heating and air conditioning

    Here you learn the basics of plumbing, heating and air conditioning: professionals show you how to solder pipework. The course is taught in Osnabrück (Lower Saxony).

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  • Start-ups for women

    Here you can gain the basic knowledge you need for a start-up in your country of origin. This course is intended for women. It is kept simple and is also suitable for those who can't read or write.

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  • Basic course in job hunting

    Here you learn how to hunt for jobs in the international labour market. You are given information about job search websites. Trained specialists help you.

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  • English as a second and foreign language

    Here you can improve your English. This opens up new prospects for you. Good English is especially important in tourism and gastronomy.

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  • Basic course in photovoltaic systems

    Energy from the sun. Photovoltaic systems. Solar electricity. How do these work? Our course answers questions on this subject. The course is available at various places in north and east Hesse.

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  • Working without qualifications

    It is almost impossible to find a job in Germany without qualifications. This means you will probably not be granted a work visa. This is where you can find advice centres near you.

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  • Basic course in irrigation technology

    Here you learn the basics of irrigation technology. Professionals give you valuable tips. You learn how to use water economically in gardening and agriculture.

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  • Vocational training

    The dual training system in Germany involves working in a company as well as theoretical learning. You attend a vocational college. Although you need a place and a visa.

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  • Basics for hotel, gastronomy and tourism

    Here you can attend a course if you would like to work in gastronomy, in a hotel or in tourism.

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  • Advice on career opportunities

    Thinking of returning to your homeland? We can advise you. You will receive information on career opportunities and suitable training courses.

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  • Basic course in baking

    The basics of baking: professionals show you how to bake bread, rolls and cakes. You also learn about sales. The course is taught in Bebra (north-east Hesse).

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  • Basic course in working with wood

    Here you learn the basics of woodworking. Professionals show you how to build cabinets, for example. The course is taught in Osnabrück (Lower Saxony).

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  • Basic course in painting and varnishing

    Here you can learn the basics of painting and varnishing. Professionals show you how to paint or wallpaper walls. The course is taught in Osnabrück (Lower Saxony).

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  • Financial help to return home

    You might not have to pay to return to your home country. You might also be able to get some cash.

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  • Find advice in your area

    Are you thinking about returning to your home country? Here you can look for a counselling centre to advise you on returning home.

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  • Basic course in hairdressing

    Here you learn the basics of the hairdressing trade. Professionals show you how to cut, dye and style hair. The course is taught in Bad Hersfeld (north-east Hesse).

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  • Build your own solar cooker

    Cook with the sun's energy: here you learn how to build a solar cooker yourself. The course is taught in Bad Hersfeld (north-east Hesse).

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  • Basic course in tourism

    Here you learn the basics of tourism. Professionals give you valuable tips for successful travel programmes. The courses are taught in north and east Hesse.

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  • Hairdressing and cosmetics

    Here you can learn the basics of hairdressing and cosmetics, for example cutting and colouring techniques. The course is taught in Duisburg (North Rhine-Westphalia).

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  • Introduction to electrical installation

    Here you can learn the basics of electrical installation, e.g. tool design or the structure of circuits. The course is taught in Duisburg (North Rhine-Westphalia).

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  • Working with qualifications

    Would you like to work as a specialist in Germany? Your options depend on your profession. You also need to speak German and have your qualifications recognised.

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  • Introduction to gastronomy and cuisine

    Here you can learn the basics of gastronomy, for example various cooking and baking techniques. The course is taught in Duisburg (North Rhine-Westphalia).

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  • Sales training

    Here you practice how to sell products successfully. Professionals give you valuable tips. The courses are taught in north and east Hesse.

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  • Cooking with solar energy

    Use solar energy to cook. Prepare food with renewable energy. How does that work? Our course answers this question. The course is taught in Bad Hersfeld (north-east Hesse).

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  • Help for women in need

    Are you seeking help because you feel threatened? Are you experiencing violence or being exploited?
    Women in need are helped at SOLWODI. The advice is free of charge and individual.

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  • Basic course in vehicle technology

    Interested in cars and technology? Here you can gain a basic knowledge of vehicle technology. You can even work on cars yourself.

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  • Basic course in business start-ups

    Got a business concept? Like to become self-employed? Like to work in accounting? This will give you the basic knowledge you need!

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  • Computer course

    Here you can gain practical IT skills. You learn about the main programmes and find out how to search for something via the internet. That helps you both in your career and personally.

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  • Tourism

    Here you gain a basic knowledge of tourism. This allows you to prepare for working in this sector.

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  • Working with a university degree

    Are you an academic and interested in working in Germany? Your options depend on your area of expertise. You need to have your degree recognised.

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  • Welding: course with certificate

    Here you learn how to work with metal. At the end of the course in Bad Hersfeld (north-east Hesse) you can sit a test and be awarded a certificate.

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  • Basic course in drinking water filters

    Learn the basics of operating drinking water filters for use in homes. Professionals give you valuable tips on clean water.

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  • University studies

    Studying at a German university is definitely a good choice, although you do have to meet various requirements. This is where you can find information.

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  • Setting up a business

    Want to set up your own business in Germany? This requires good start-up planning.

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  • Basic course in working with metal

    Hier lernen Sie den Metallbau kennen. Profis zeigen Ihnen, wie man Metalle bearbeitet. Der Kurs findet in Osnabrück (Niedersachsen) statt.

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  • Information telephone

    Are you thinking about returning to your home country? Here you can get some basic information about returning home.

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  • On the path to being self-employed

    Like to start your own business? Here you can discuss the benefits and disadvantages. You also learn the basics of economic calculation.

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  • Basic course in gastronomy

    Here you learn the basics of gastronomy. Professionals give you valuable tips for working successfully in restaurants. Courses are taught in Bad Hersfeld and Bebra.

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  • Bicycle mechanics

    Here you can learn the basics of bicycle mechanics. This involves a lot of practical work, learning key technical terms and extending your knowledge in mathematics.

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  • Various career-related courses

    Training in many areas. For example sewing, computers, cookery, make-up, nursing care, bookkeeping, English, German for tourism. These courses are run in Mannheim, Germany.

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  • Courses in textiles, crafts, maths

    Training for women. You will learn basic practical skills in the areas of sewing, knitting, crafts and mathematics. The coursesarerun in theRhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

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  • Various practical training courses

    Training involving theory and practical courses. For example warehousing, logistics, vehicle mechanics, tailoring or nursing care and hygiene. In Meppen, LowerSaxony, Germany.

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  • Introduction to electrical installation

    This is where you can learn the basics of electrical engineering, including tool design, key mathematics and the structure of circuits. The course is taught in Duisburg (North Rhine-Westphalia).

    more information

  • Plumbing, heating and air conditioning

    This is where you can learn about plumbing, heating and air conditioning. Installing or maintaining systems, for example. The course is held in Duisburg (North Rhine-Westphalia).

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  • Start-up opportunities

    Got a business concept? Want to become self-employed in your country of origin? Need help to start? At StartHope@Home you will find courses and advice.

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  • Introduction to painting and decorating

    Here you can learn the basics of painting and decorating, e.g. coating techniques. The course is taught in Duisburg (North Rhine-Westphalia).

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  • Introduction to metal construction

    Here you can learn the basics of metal construction, e.g. understanding materials and handling different tools and machines. The course is taught in Duisburg (North Rhine-Westphalia).

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