Lahore:A soft inaugural ceremony of Pakistani-German Facilitation and Reintegration Center was held at the Overseas Pakistanis Foundation regional office, Lahore in continuation/progression to the MoU that was signed between the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) under the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development (MOP&HRD), on 29th July 2020.
The project aims to support the returning Pakistanis from Germany and other countries as well as the local population to develop their skills for better employment opportunities in their home country, accessing employment opportunities, entrepreneurship opportunities, start-up support and hence supporting Pakistan’s social and economic fabric for gainful employment. The partnership is part of the program “Returning to New Opportunities”, commissioned by BMZ and implemented by GIZ.
The Center has set-up a temporary office to provide support for the Pakistani population seeking economic prospects in their country of origin, especially for returning migrants. Through this partnership, the Government of Pakistan (GoP) envisages to not only enhance the capacity of returning migrants, but also to create a conducive support and advice system for their reintegration into society.
This initiative will assist in offering employment to all people seeking economic opportunities in Pakistan and thus help to reduce the unemployment rate in the country.