Pakistan, Uzbekistan to jointly produce documentaries on Amir Timur, Babur & Ghalib

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Uzbek ambassador commends Pakistan role in evacuating stranded people from Afghanistan

Zubair Qureshi

Pakistan and Uzbekistan have agreed to produce documentaries and movies on the lives of the great emperors Amir Timur and Zahiruddin Babur and the legendary Urdu Poet Asadullah Khan Ghalib.

The proposal in this regard came up during the last month visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Uzbekistan and it was agreed that an expert group will be created for this purpose for the execution of this project. He commended Pakistan’s role in evacuating stranded people from Afghanistan.

Ambassador of Uzbekistan Aybek Arif Usmanov on Monday called on Minister for Information & Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry and discussed the execution of the project.

They also discussed the current situation in Afghanistan and viewed a stable, peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan was vital for building communication linkages between Pakistan and Central Asia.

Fawad Chaudhry said Pakistan valued relations with Uzbekistan and Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Tashkent in July demonstrated how important he regarded regional connectivity.

Enhanced cooperation between the two countries in areas mutually beneficial to each other would also open new avenues of opportunities and prosperity in the entire region, said Chaudhry adding the dream of building a rail track between Karachi and Tashkent and the start of truck service from Pakistan to Central Asia could only be materialized with peace and stability in Afghanistan.

The Uzbek ambassador expressed the hope that an inclusive government in Kabul would be formed having representation of all ethnic groups.

He also underlined the need for promoting all types of tourism between the two countries besides proposing PTV to telecast documentaries on historical Uzbek sites of Samarkand, Bukhara and Sufism traditions.

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