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Category Archives: Interviews

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Khalid Mahmood: How China Pakistan Economic Corridor is a game changer?

Khalid Mahmood Consultant/ CPEC | GREF talks to Centreline & DNA

Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a framework of regional connectivity which includes a number of infrastructure projects, energy cooperation and development of modern IT and transportation networks. It is a journey towards economic regionalization in the globalized world which brings a hope of better future of the region with peace, development and growth of economy.

12 DEC 17

NICOLAE GOIA :  Romania, Pakistan ties from cordial to excellent  

Ambassador of Romania talks to Centreline and DNA

Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

How would you describe bilateral relations between Pakistan and Romania in the fields of politics; trade and culture?

Romania and Pakistan have established diplomatic relations in 1964, we have had uninterrupted diplomatic ties for over 50 years, during which my country has contributed to the development of Pakistani economy by building cement factories in Labelled and Kohat, refineries in Karachi, tractor assembly factory near Islamabad and many other projects in various fields.


Gabriel Tiel Capote: US curbs impeding Cuba development

Ambassador of Cuba talks to Centreline and Diplomatic News Agency (DNA)


Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

 Please tell us about US embargoes on Cuba. What is the current situation? I think it is firstly necessary to explain how and when the blockade arises and the reasons why it was implemented.On January 1st, 1959, the revolutionary struggle against the Cuban dictatorial regime ended victoriously. The revolutionary movement led by Fidel Castro acceded to power.The measures adopted by the Revolutionary Government to recover the Cuban wealth and destine it to the people constituted a mortal blow to the interests of the biggest North American monopolies which had plundered Cuban resources for more than half a century, and dominated the country.

10 OCT 17

Uzbekistan, Pakistan relations growing at a fast speed:  Furqat Sidiqov

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Talks to Centreline and Diplomatic News Agency (DNA)

Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Q: Would you please tell us about successes of Uzbekistan during the years of Independence?

A: After gaining Independence Uzbekistan was able to achieve rapid development of its industrial sector in short period of time. The Government of Uzbekistan has paid special attention to the development of oil and gas, chemical, automobile and electrical industries as well as other most important sectors of economy. Nowadays Uzbekistan is holding leading positions in the world by the speed of development of its industrial sector. To achieve these results the Government of Uzbekistan has created all necessary economic, legal and investment conditions for attracting foreign investors to the real sectors of economy.

09 SPET 17

Khadija Mohamed Almakhzoumi: Somalia for enhanced relations with Pakistan

Ambassador of Somalia talks to Centreline and DNA

Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

  1. Lets begin with Pakistan, Somalia bilateral relations. Please share with us some relations especially, political, trade and Economic relations. 
  2. First of all, I have been highly impressed by the warm welcome I received from the Pakistani People. It gives me immense pleasure to say that the relations between Somalia and Pakistan are good, because we uphold the principle of mutual respect and trust and we have a reciprocal consideration . The two countries have been developing a fruitful and close cooperation since 1st of July 1960. In 1969, Pakistan and Somalia were among the founding members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Somalia’s relations with Pakistan remained strong in the following years and through the ensuing civil war period, when the Pakistani military contributed to a UN peacekeeping operation in southern Somalia. In 2010, Pakistan tabled a proposal for United Nations Security Council seats for OIC and Arab League states, the latter of which Somalia is also a member.

AUG 17

Mohammed Karmoune: Morocco, Pakistan ties strong, cordial


Ambassador of Morocco talks to Centreline

Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Ambassador of Morocco H.E. Mr. Mohammed Karmoune talked to Centreline. Ambassador Karmoune discussed various issues relating to bilateral relations between Pakistan and Morocco and trade and investments opportunities in Morocco. The ambassador also talked about constitutional reforms in his country. Here is the text of his interview.

Please share with our readers brief history of the celebration of the day?

It is a very distinctive day for Morocco and its whole nation, from the city of Tangiers in the North Western part to Lagouira in the southern provincesof the Kingdom;it is one of the most celebrated days of the year. It’s the 18th anniversary of His Majesty King Mohammed VI (sixth) enthronement. I would like to give an overview of the Moroccan political system then to reveal some highlight events of the Moroccan diplomacy and finally to present some facts on the economical field.


Perry John Calderwood : Canada, Pakistan dynamic partners


High Commissioner of Canada talks to Centreline and DNA

Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Let us start with Canada, Pakistan relations, how would you describe these relations in the fields of politics, trade and economy and people to people contacts?

Canada and Pakistan have a broad relationship that spans many areas. It is a dynamic partnership and I believe that there is great potential for further strengthening of our ties in the years ahead. Our two countries maintain ongoing dialogue on many multilateral issues such as climate change and our shared commitment to United Nations Peacekeeping. Our trade relationship is growing. In 2016, two-way trade exceeded $1.4 billion Canadian dollars (about 110 billion PKR), the highest level ever. That said, I believe that there remains significant untapped potential to strengthen trade and investment relations.