Pakistan observes Youm-e-Takbeer to mark 22nd anniversary of historic nuclear tests

Pakistan observes Youm-e-Takbeer to mark 22nd anniversary of historic nuclear tests

Islamabad (Web Desk): Youm-e-Takbeer is being observed across the country today (Thursday) with great zeal and fervour to mark the 22nd anniversary of Pakistan’s successful nuclear tests.

In a r message on Twitter, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar said that Pakistan restored the balance of power in the region on May 28, 1998.

Paying tribute to Youm-e-Takbeer, the DG ISPR said that on the day Pakistan successfully established credible, minimum nuclear deterrence.

On behalf of the Armed Forces, the army's spokesman saluted all those involved in the process, including scientists and engineers.

On this day in 1998, responding to Indian nuclear tests, Pakistan carried out five successful nuclear tests in Chaghi, Balochistan followed by another nuclear test on 30th May in Kharan.

Pakistan became seventh nuclear power of the world and first in the Muslim world after conducting these nuclear tests successfully.

These nuclear tests gave a clear message to the world that despite Pakistan is a peace loving country but it cannot ignore its defence needs and is capable of meeting any challenge and threat.

Meanwhile, Information Minister Shibli Faraz, in a tweet in connection with Youm-e-Takbeer, said that Pakistan's nuclear arsenals are guarantor of the safety and security of the country and its people.

He said it was on this day that the country got the distinction of becoming the first nuclear power of the Islamic world.

Shibli Faraz said the national dignity and security is supreme for us and the nation is united for the defense and development of the country.

The Information Minister said there are efforts and hard work of a generation behind making Pakistan a nuclear state. He said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz should not link it with her family.