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Pakistan to observe holiday on Youm-e-Takbeer

27 May, 2024 19:10

The federal government has announced a public holiday on Youm-e-Takbeer Day (Tuesday) – marking national defense invincible.

The development was also confirmed in a notification by the Principle Information Office stating that the Cabinet Division and the Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif granted the approval.

Youm-e-Takbir is celebrated in Pakistan on May 28 in commemoration of Chagai-I and Chagai-II series of nuclear tests.

The nuclear tests were conducted in 1998 made Pakistan the seventh nation to possess nuclear weapons and the first in the Muslim world.

The historic statement of former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto that they would starve but transform the country into a nuclear power, led to the achievement of this milestone.

Resisting the mounting external pressures, then Prime Minister of Pakistan Mohammad Nawaz Sharif went for the bold decision to test the Pakistani nukes and thus balancing the strategic slanting power in the region.

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