Islamabad (Agencies): The spokesperson Foreign Office Dr. Mohammad Faisal said on Monday that Pakistan being a responsible nuclear state seeks membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group.
According to details, spokesperson FO expressed in a statement issued on ‘Youm e Takbeer’ of Pakistan today on the occasion of completion of twenty years of Pakistan Nuclear Tests.
He said Pakistan’s nuclear program is for defensive purposes and due to the reason Pakistan conducted its nuclear tests in 1998.
According to a FO statement, Pakistan has remained steadfast in its commitment to non-proliferation and global peace and strategic stability.
The spokesperson FO said that, Pakistan possess modern nuclear technology and has ability to responded befittingly in case of any external offense.
He claimed that Pakistan’s nuclear energy is being used for electricity generation project of 40,000 MW, that is set to complete till 2050.
On the occasion of Youm-e-Takbeer, president of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif congratulating the nation and said that today we have to reiterate the pledge to offer any sacrifice for the sovereignty and security of Pakistan.
In his message, Shahbaz Sharif said that Youm-e-Takbeer is the day of celebration for the Pakistani nation and Muslims around the world, because today, Pakistan emerged as the first Muslim nuclear power on the map of the world.
He said that Pak Army and other law enforcement agencies have rendered enormous sacrifices in the war against terrorism and marked a new history of courage and valour.
In his message on the Youm-e-Takbeer, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said the observance of this day provides an opportunity to the nation to reiterate its resolve for defence and solidarity of the country.
Meanwhile, in Chagai, a rally was organized alongside the mountain where atomic test took place on May 28 in 1998 near Dalbandin to celebrate Youm-e-Takbeer.
Large number of people holding National flags chanted slogans in favor of Pak Army and Pakistan and marched on Quetta-Taftan highway in Chehattar area of District Chagai.
It is pertinent to remember that Youm-e-Takbeer is being observed today (May 28), to mark the 20th anniversary of Pakistan's historic nuclear tests.
It was on this day in 1998 that Pakistan was forced to take that decision as a response and in self-defence to the nuclear tests accompanying hostile posturing by its neighbour.