Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Category Archives: Interviews

Pakistani editor-in-chief: “We have mutual love between our peoples” – INTERVIEW

A Pakistani delegation of journalists visited the Report Information Agency to monitor the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan. We present an interview with Ansar Bhatti  , Editor-in-Chief of Diplomatic News Agency and Centreline :

– Welcome to Azerbaijan. What is the main purpose of your visit?

– Thank you. This is my fifth visit to Azerbaijan. I first came to Azerbaijan in 2011 to cover the Baku Humanitarian Forum. Since then, I have had visits at different times. The main purpose of our current visit is to monitor and cover the February 9 parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan. Based on our observations, I can say that the pre-election process is at a very high level and everything is well organized. 

MANUEL DURAN  : Spain, Pakistan relations on a positive trajectory

Ambassador of Spain talks to CENTRELINE and DNA

Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

How would you describe relations between Pakistan and Spain? Our relations are cordial and friendly. Our two countries have a lot in common. The Muslim past of Spain ( Al-Andalus) makes our country a very attractive tourist destination for Pakistanis and more and more Spaniards are coming to Pakistan to discover the beauty of its mountains and landscapes.

HAMAD OBAID AL-ZAABI: UAE wants a stable and strong Pakistan

Ambassador of United Arab Emirates

talks to CENTRELINE and DNA

 By Ansar Mahmood Bhatti


 Bilateral Relations

The founder of UAE Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was keen to give an impetus to the bilateral relations between the two countries from the very beginning. It was further strengthened and patronized by Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE and Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

TUNCAY EMINOGLU : I take competition as a challenge and not a threat

TUNCAY EMINOGLU Vice President, Sales (Asia and Far East) TURKISH AIRLINES talks to CENTRELINE and DNA


Tuncay Eminoglu Vice President Sales (Asia and Far East) has said he takes competition as a challenge and not a threat. He said he has already visited the new airport of Islamabad and found it in commensurate with the present day aviation needs.He further said Pakistan aviation industry is vibrant and has huge potential adding Pakistani visitors especially traveling to Saudi Arabia and transiting thru Istanbul are provided with best facilities with a view to making their transit comfortable.

ADEL ELARBI: It was an honour to serve in Pakistan

The Ambassador of Tunisia and Dean of African Group Adel Elarbi talked to CENTRELINE and DNA news agency on a variety of issues. He also talked about his priorities as Dean of African Group. Ambassador Adel is leaving Pakistan in July after completing his term. He particularly mentioned his efforts that he made to promote bilateral relations during his tenure. Here are excerpts from his interview.


Q1: Since you are leaving Pakistan after completing a successful term in Pakistan. Please share with us the efforts that you undertook to promote bilateral relations?

Ikram Mohammad Ibrahim: Malaysia-Pakistan: An enduring partnership and brotherhood

High Commissioner of Malaysia H.E. Ikram Mohammad Ibrahim talks to Centreline and DNA

By Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

The diplomatic relations between Malaysia and Pakistan was established 62 years ago, on 31 August 1957 – the date of the independence of the then-Malaya from the British.  Pakistan was the 17th State that diplomatically recognised Malaya.

Barlybay Sadykov Kazakhstan keen to diversify ties with Pakistan

Barlybay Sadykov Kazakhstan keen to diversify ties with Pakistan

Ambassador of Kazakhstan talks to CENTRELINE and DNA

Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Ambassador of Kazakhstan Barlybay Sadykov talked to CENTRELINE and Diplomatic News Agency (DNA). He talked about various aspects of Kazakhstan-Pakistan ties. Here is the text of his interview.