Pakistanis people are partying this Monday, when the country celebrates 70 years of its independence. It is the sixth most populous nation in the world. In Brasilia, Pakistan’s new Ambassador Najm us Saqib, 56, is working to make bilateral relations stronger. Married, father of four, lawyer, writer, masters in National Security and War Studies, and career diplomat, Saqib granted an exclusive interview to Embassy Brasilia Magazine on August 1st. The Pakistani Ambassador speaks fluent English and Spanish. He is the author of six books, four of poetry and two novels. Received the “Excellence in Literature Award 2011” by the Bolan Academy of Pakistan. He assumed the position two months ago and considers Brazil a close partner of his country in several fields. “Our business and economic relations have grown steadily,” he says. As a diplomat, in addition to representing Pakistan in several international conferences and meetings, the Ambassador served in Bangladesh, Spain, Azerbaijan, Kenya and Canada. He was the first resident Ambassador of Pakistan in Cuba (2007 to 2010). His last post – before arriving in Brasilia – was in South Africa, with concurrent accreditation to Namibia, Mozambique, Lesotho, Botswana and Swaziland, (2014 to 2017). He is currently the Ambassador of Pakistan to Brazil with concurrent accreditation to Bolivia, Colombia, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela.
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