German EMB Meeting
APBF President Syed Maaz Mahmood and Secretary-General Khurram Niaz Khan met with Dr. Philipp Deichmann – Minister Counsellor & Deputy Head of Mission and Mr. Christian Bottcher – First Secretary – Economic & Political Section at German Embassy Islamabad.
Challenges being faced by the business community and its solutions during and post COVID-19 were discussed, Dr. Phillip has great knowledge and positive thoughts about Pakistan, he discussed the factual matters which can lead Pakistan to prosperity and growth in the future.
President APBF appreciated the professional and financial support by Germany to Pakistan not only in COVID-19 but even before that as its been very helpful for skills workforce development / TVET to engage unemployed labor to train them with technical skills or retrain them with other skills to bring them on board to get handsome earnings. It was thoroughly discussed to provide job placements after training according to the skills of the unemployed HR either its locally unemployed or recent unemployed Pakistan returnees from abroad due to COVID-19 as APBF have a good network of the business community and industrialists due to its members across Pakistan.
Secretary-General Khurram Niaz further briefed of APBF activities/events/conferences done in last few years and plans for upcoming projects addressing TVET, environment, ease of doing business that witness APBF positive work with different stakeholders, donors like GIZ, USAID, government authorities, and policy-making institutions of Pakistan.
Dr. Phillip admired the work being done by APBF and shared his great thoughts about Pakistan, he further elaborated that Germany and Pakistan have a great business and bilateral trade relationships and Germany will continue to play a positive and supportive role towards the betterment of Pakistan.
President APBF Maaz Mahmood said that tangible and result-oriented partnership of Germany in TVET, skills workforce migration, programs to support unemployed human resource in another source of earnings as APBF believes that this unemployed human resource of PAKISTAN should be engaged in a positive way of earning for a better and good addition in our society.