Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Malik Abdullah Mazhar

Changing patterns of migration from Pakistan to Germany

From fleeing persecution to seeking a better life

  • 2018, 30 pp (PDF)
  • Free of charge

The number of Pakistanis who arrive in Germany every year through irregular migration channels and then file for asylum has grown dramatically. In order to bring about a so-called triple win that delivers mutual benefits for migrants, their country of origin and destination country, irregular migration from Pakistan to Germany must be curbed and regular migration fostered. Achieving this outcome requires that the two countries work together in encouraging fair migration through regular channels and improving the safety of economic migrants and refugees, who face several dangers in irregular migration channels.