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Pakistan observes Youm-e-Takbeer today

28 May, 2024 10:59

The nation is observing the 26th anniversary of Youm-e-Takbeer Tuesday with zeal and fervor remembering the successful nuclear tests that made the defence of Pakistan invincible.

In 1998, Pakistan became the seven nuclear-armed state – first in the Islamic world – in the globe.

The day began with Quran Khawani and special prayers were organized across the country on the occasion of Youm-e-Takbeer.

The religious scholars said that May 28 is a very important day in the history of Pakistan. They prayed for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan.

Acting President Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani in a message said that on this day, Pakistan successfully demonstrated its nuclear capabilities and joined the ranks of nuclear powers.

He said that Youm-e-Takbeer serves as a testament to our nation’s resilience, unwavering determination, and commitment to maintaining regional peace and stability.

Gilani said that Pakistan, as a responsible nuclear state, firmly believes in the peaceful resolution of conflicts.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif congratulated the people of Pakistan, saying the day symbolises the collective effort of all facets of national power, overcoming what seemed like an insurmountable challenge and achieving a milestone in the country’s defense capabilities.

“May 28 signifies more than just a mere commemoration of a day; it encapsulates the narrative of our nation’s arduous yet remarkable path towards establishing a credible minimum deterrence,” the prime minister wrote on X.

Moreover, he also paid tribute to former PM Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the founder of Pakistan’s nuclear programme for his strategic foresight and unwavering commitment to the cause.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Sahir Shamshad Mirza and services chiefs, on behalf of the armed forces, extended warm felicitations to the nation.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), this momentous occasion commemorates the historic achievement of Pakistan’s nuclear tests in 1998, which successfully established credible minimum deterrence and restored the balance of power in the region.

The armed forces and the nation pay tribute to the unwavering dedication and selfless sacrifices of all those who contributed to this remarkable feat, achieved against overwhelming odds, said the statement.

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