Pakistan observes Youm-e-Takbeer with national zeal, fervour

Pakistan observes Youm-e-Takbeer with national zeal, fervour

Islamabad (Web Desk): Youm-e-Takbeer is being observed across the country today (Saturday) with great zeal and fervour to commemorate the 24th anniversary of historic nuclear tests at Chaghi in 1998.

This year theme of the day is "Na Jhuky thay na Jhuken gay".

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 Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif was the prime minister of Pakistan at that time, under whom nuclear tests were carried out as major world powers urged him to avoid the tests.

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, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has also released a national song in this connection with an aim aimed to highlight the importance of this day.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had already announced ten-day celebrations on the completion of 24 years of nuclear tests.