TOP Analysis, Prognoses and News about Greek - Albanian Relations and the Region.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Zafar Ansar gives his version
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The Socialist Party based their accusations against the Prime Minister’s
daughter, Argita Malltezi, on a correspondence between her legal office
and the Paki businessman, Zafar Ansar, who wanted to invest in
But what is Mr.Ansar’s
position on this history that started in 2007? He lives in Sweden, and
Top Channel was able to interview him through Skype. He was asked about
his version of the correspondence and how the cooperation with Berisha’s
daughter had started. He answered to the questions of how he met the
Albanian Prime Minister and what they discussed.
Zafar Ansar: The
meeting was organized by the Albanian ambassador in Saudi Arabia. I met
the Prime Minister to inform him about my plan to build a 12 MW thermal
power station. The Prime Minister was happy to hear about this project
and declared that he would make everything possible, adding that he
hoped I would cooperate with good people in Albania. I thanked him by
saying that the pleasure was mine.
Top Channel: Who introduced you to Argita Berisha’s legal firm?
Zafar Ansar: The meeting was organized by Mr.Admir, Albanian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
Top Channel: Have you met Argita Berisha personally?
Zafar Ansar: Several times.
Top Channel: What made you abandon this investment project?
Ansar: I didn’t abandon the project, but I was told that I couldn’t
receive the permit just because I didn’t buy the land with the high
price that was offered to me. Even if I received the permit, I would not
buy that land, because it was not adequate to what I was about to
build. I was sorry that I couldn’t realize a 100 million EUR investment.
We will publish the full interview after the news edition of 19:30, on our official website.