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Pakistani-German Facilitation and Reintegration Centre (PGFRC)

We support you free of charge on your way to new job prospects. We'll inform you of your opportunities for migrating to Germany and Europe or within the region - to help you find work or improve your skills. You can also contact us if you've returned to Pakistan. We can support you with looking for a job or starting a business, for example. 

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Our services

The Pakistani-German Facilitation and Reintegration Centre (PGFRC) welcomes you. You can get information and individual advice on the following topics:

  • Regular migration to Germany/EU
  • Job opportunities and training in Pakistan
  • Business start-up
  • Psychosocial support and help in emergency situations

We also arrange trainings on various topics:

  • Job search for Germany/EU and regional countries
  • Vocational Training
  • Hospitality Sector
  • Digital skills

Insights into our work

Training for rural women entrepreneurs: "I am working on my first website"

The internet, social media and digital tools offer many opportunities for women entrepreneurs. In Pakistan's provinces, however, they often lack the necessary knowledge and access. A PGFRC training shows them what tools they can use and how to use them to attract more clients and customers and grow their business.  

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New opportunities for vulnerable groups

For the first time, the PGFRC is offering targeted programmes for vulnerable groups. The programmes include training that prepares budding entrepreneurs for self-employment. The Culinary Arts Training, for example, goes far beyond cooking.

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More than sewing: Self-employed as a tailor in Pakistan

Thanks to the PGFRC, women in Pakistan can train to become tailors. In the course, the participants also learn how to become self-employed.

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Giving something back to young people

I spent 3 years working as an electrician in Saudi Arabia. But I wasn’t earning enough and I missed my family. So I returned to Pakistan in 2018. A PGFRC training course enabled me to become self-employed.

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Solar energy as a future profession

Anyone looking for a professional opportunity in solar technology in Pakistan can take part in a training course organised by the PGFRC. 20 participants made use of this offer – and already have clear ideas for their future.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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“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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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.

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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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“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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Country experiences

Solar energy as a future profession

Anyone looking for a professional opportunity in solar technology in Pakistan can take part in a training course organised by the PGFRC. 20 participants made use of this offer – and already have clear ideas for their future.

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Giving something back to young people

I spent 3 years working as an electrician in Saudi Arabia. But I wasn’t earning enough and I missed my family. So I returned to Pakistan in 2018. A PGFRC training course enabled me to become self-employed.

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Successful as a self-employed bricklayer

I spent eight years working in Germany to provide a better life for my family. But I missed them, so I came back home. I had no idea at first how to find my feet again. I’m now self-employed as a bricklayer thanks to the PGFRC.

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A future as an electrician

I spent many years working abroad as an electrician, but I missed my family. When I came back to Pakistan in 2018, I wasn’t initially earning enough. A friend told me about the services offered by the PGFRC. And that’s how my new start began.

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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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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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Finally back with my family

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

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A new life with his own fabric shop

My wife and I have continued to run our business during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A versatile businessman

The advice and help I got from the PGFRC made it possible for me to get my business up and running not long after I returned.

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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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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.