The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. They promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. They convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in their nation. Their cultural and educational programmes encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement. They strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility. The dialogue between the Muslim and the Western world is a major part of the activities. In this context, the Goethe-Institut Pakistan organises and supports not only a broad spectrum of cultural events for the presentation of German art and culture, but also works with its partnership-based projects centres on intercultural exchange. Here the Goethe-Institut in Karachi closely cooperates with its Pakistani partners as it does with the Annemarie-Schimmel-Haus (the Goethe-Zentrum, in Lahore), and in a European framework with the Alliance Française and the British Council.