22 May | 2024

Lahore, Pakistan

Saqlain Syedah joins Pakistanis, Germans in Munich get together

Renowned community member Arslan Minhas organizes Bridges of Hope event to engage Pakistani community in Germany, also present Pakistan as a potential economic and cultural partner for Germans

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Germany Saqlain Syedah attended an event – Bridges of Hope-Munich welcomes Pakistan – as a key note speaker and panelist. The aim of the program was to engage Pakistani community in Munich and also present Pakistan as a potential economic and cultural partner for the German public.

The ambassador briefed the audience regarding the endeavors to enhance ties with Germany particularly in fields of mobility of skilled and semi-skilled labor from Pakistan into German companies to benefit both the countries. She noted that Pakistan offers an encouraging potential in sectors like renewable energy, information technology, research and development and service sectors.

Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe Pakistan Chairman Hans Joachim Gerber also addressed the event while Dr Jamila Haq briefed the audience about their social sector service projects undertaken by the non governmental organization – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe. She said that the organization undertakes a variety of social service programs in areas of health, education, and infrastructure and disaster management.

Bridges of Hope-Munich welcomes Pakistan
Bridges of Hope-Munich welcomes Pakistan

A large number of community members and German friends in Munich attended the gathering, organized by renowned businessman and community member Arslan Minhas. Bridges of Hope also raised funds for Haq Model School. “From January 2024 to October 2025, we embark on a collective journey of fundraising, engaging with local communities and global supporters,” it said.

The ‘Bricks for Kids’ campaign becomes a symbol of solidarity, as every donation propels the organization closer to the shared vision. “I am still trying to find the correct words about my sentiments towards this gathering. It is simply surreal, to see all the dots coming together. Thank you each one of you for contributing and standing for this cause,” Dr Jamila Haq said. Humera Noor Minhas also attended the event.

Haq Model School is situated at the crossroads of Gujrat district in Pakistan. “Every brick laid and every corner constructed is a testament to our commitment to providing an exceptional learning environment,” the representatives of the organization said. “We will provide an atmosphere where education thrives, and young minds are inspired to reach their full potential,” they said.