Federal Minister for overseas Pakistanis and Human Resources Sajid Hussain Turi Tuesday said that the government was committed to supporting returnees and the local population to find better employment prospects and income sources.
Addressing an event organized by Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF), he applauded OPF and GIZ for their efforts to find out sustained self-employment for the returning migrants.
The event was a part of OPF’s efforts to foster decent working conditions in the country in order to realize its vision of a “prosperous human resource, prosperous Pakistan.”
OPF is implementing a program in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Pakistan.
It is commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation & Development Germany, (BMZ) and is part of BMZ support for the voluntary return & sustainable reintegration.
174 participants including women received the toolkits in the fields of culinary arts, Tailoring & fashion designing, Digital tools and e-banking services, Solar PV systems, plumbing, electrical, carpentry and, masonry. The participants have already completed comprehensive training in their respective fields.
Dr. Sebastian Paust, Head of Development Cooperation, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany was also present at the occasion.—APP