On 11 February 2023, His Excellency Aybek Arif Usmanov, Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Pakistan, and Mr. Khalid Taimur Akram, Executive Director, Pakistan Research Center for a Community with Shared Future (PRCCSF)&Editor in Chief The Daily Big Digit (Pakistan)participated in an exclusive radio program organized by FM 87.6 Radio Pakistan on the eve of 540th birthday of the Founder of Mughal Dynasty Zaheer ud-din Muhammad Babur.
This program was specially arranged by Radio Pakistan Planet FM 87.6 and was produced by Mr. Imran Javed, Deputy Controller (Programmes) Radio Pakistan.
H.E Aybek Arif Usmanov discussed Zaheer ud-din who was a great statesman, leader and commander whose authority extended over nearly the whole of northern India and Babur made Delhi the capital of the Mughal Empire. He also explained Babur's achievements and the great legacy he left moreover not only he was a great historical figure but also his legacy is connecting both Pakistan and Uzbekistan. He also explicited that the 15th century was known as the Renaissance of Central Asia. In addition, he also mentioned how President of Uzkbekistan and Prime Minister of Pakistan are cooperating furthermore there are economic political, and cultural ties between the two nations. In this realm, the history department of Punjab university created Zaheer ud-din center of his legacy moreover he vehemently praised the role of Dr. Mahboob Hussain, chairman of history department ,University of Punjab in enhancing the bilateral relations between two countries. He also mentioned the great game changer Trans-Afghan railway project paramount in regional integration.
Mr. Khalid Taimur discussed significance of bilateral relations between Pakistan and Uzbekistan. He stated that both countries have a good outlook toward regional connectivity and especially within the curriculum of Pakistan the role of Zaheer ud-din Babar has been praised. He also praised President Shavkat Mirziyoyev's efforts in this regard and how history has played a role in connecting the region of South Asia and Central Asia. They both agreed that economy, transport and trade must be a focus of both states moreover how radio channels can give a systemic way to forge peaceful relations and cooperation between both countries.