Pakistan and Uzbekistan have decided to jointly produce a film on the first Mughal emperor Babar. Prime Minister Imran Khan on his recent trip to Uzbekistan announced a film on the Zaheer-ud-din Babar, the first Mughal Emperor, to educate the youth about the shared heritage of both countries.
“[It] is extremely exciting that we have decided now to make a film on the first of the great Mughals, Zahreeruddin Babar,” said PM Imran Khan in a joint press conference with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the Mughal dynasty formed by Babar ruled India for 300 years, which was considered one of the richest places in the world.
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“I think the young people in Uzbekistan and Pakistan must know this connection that stayed for hundreds of years between this part of the world and our part of the world,” said PM Imran Khan.
PM Imran Khan asserted that films on Emperor Babar, Imam Bukhari, and Mirza Ghalib would help connect the people of two regions.
“We hope that this will be the beginning of a strong cultural exchange between the two countries. As our countries get closer […] I will introduce cricket to the people of Uzbekistan,” said the prime minister.
President Mirziyoyev agreed with PM Imran Khan and added that not many Uzbeks know about the heritage left behind by Babar’s dynasty. He added that there are many mosques, mausoleums, and schools that were built by the country’s predecessors.
“We should say that this is just the beginning. I look forward to visiting Pakistan to see those very places that have the touch of our ancestors and to see the life in Pakistan and people of Pakistan,” said the Uzbek president.
PM Imran Khan during a joint press conference with Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev "Inshallah as the relationship between Pakistan and Uzbekistan gets stronger, I will introduce cricket to the people here" pic.twitter.com/AP0tFIHty9
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Pakistan and Uzbekistan on Thursday agreed to further strengthen their bilateral relations through strategic partnership and enhanced cooperation in the areas of trade, economy, culture, tourism, and connectivity for mutual benefit.
Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan after holding wide-ranging bilateral talks signed Joint Declaration on the Establishment of Strategic Partnership between Pakistan and Uzbekistan with the focus on increased cooperation in the areas of trade and economy.