Message of the Consul General Rainer Schmiedchen
Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General in Karachi, Pakistan.
More than 10 years of my career in the “Auswärtiges Amt”, the German diplomatic service, I have spent in Asia already. As a historian specialised in South-Asian history, I had a strong interest in Pakistan long before my arrival in Karachi in August 2015.
The consular area of the German Consulate General in Karachi comprises Pakistan’s Provinces Baluchistan and Sindh inclusive of the vibrant city of Karachi. During my talks with politicians, businessmen and German countrymen who live and work in Pakistan I could feel an atmosphere of huge optimism everywhere.
In my consular area, there are great chances for joint German-Pakistani business projects, e.g. in the fields of infrastructure and light industries, especially textiles. This is one of the reasons why the creation of a bilateral chamber of commerce is on top of the agenda of German and Pakistani businessmen these days. The team of the Consulate General of Germany and I personally are happy to support German companies in their attempt to establish themselves and to cooperate with companies of Pakistan.
The spectrum of our work covers trade promotion, development projects, cultural activities including sports events, assisting Germans living in Pakistan and issuing visas to citizens of Pakistan visiting Germany as well as organising visits of official German delegations. Besides, we support small-scale projects in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy, protection and sustainable use of natural resources, vocational training, education and health improvement.
I hope that you will find useful information on the website of the German Consulate General in Karachi, and I look forward to receiving your suggestions, perhaps even for new joint projects between Pakistan and Germany.
With best regards,