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Pakistan

Youm-e-Takbeer collective effort of all facets of national power: PM Shehbaz

  • Armed Forces pay tribute to 'unwavering dedication and selfless sacrifices of all those who contributed to remarkable feat'
Published May 28, 2024

Pakistan is celebrating on Tuesday Youm-e-Takbeer, a day when Pakistan’s defence became impregnable after nuclear tests in the hills of Chagai, Balochistan.

In his message posted on X, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said Youm-e-Takbeer encapsulates the “narrative of our nation’s arduous yet remarkable path towards establishing a credible minimum deterrence.”

PM Shehbaz paid tribute to the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, saying that 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”.

Moreover, acting president Gilani said Youm-i-Takbeer served as a “testament to our nation’s resilience, unwavering determination and commitment to maintaining regional peace and stability”, as per Radio Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Services Chiefs also felicitated the nation on Youm-e-Takbeer.

In a statement, ISPR said that Armed Forces pay tribute to the unwavering dedication and selfless sacrifices of all those who contributed to this remarkable feat, achieved against overwhelming odds.

“Armed Forces of Pakistan reaffirm their unwavering resolve to defend the motherland, protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and ensure the nation’s security at all times and at any cost.”

On Monday, the PM announced a public holiday today to mark Youm-e-Takbeer.

With five successful nuclear tests on May 28, 1998, Pakistan became the seventh nuclear-armed country in the world and the first in the Islamic world, reinforcing its writ in the region and restoring the balance of power.

Youm-e-Takbeer is considered a red-letter day in Pakistan’s history which ensured invincible defence capabilities and regional stability through power equilibrium.

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IMTIAZ CASSUM AGBOATWALA May 28, 2024 10:41am
What a foolish way of celebrating this day by declaring a holiday and causing more harm to the economy . We need to be working round the clock to stabilize the economy.
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Maqbool May 28, 2024 12:23pm
Celebrate the day, fine, but why declare a holiday ? and why so last minute? Very questionable
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Maqbool May 28, 2024 12:26pm
Will the federal government please financially compensate all businesses, industries, commercial establishments for their losses for declaring a last minute holiday. That’s how democracy works Thanks
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KU May 28, 2024 12:33pm
That may be, but the miserable lives of people n poverty has increased many times over since our achievement as nuclear power. No one asks, why are we bankrupt in the first place?
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Aam Aadmi May 28, 2024 12:38pm
'a day when Pakistan’s defence became impregnable after nuclear tests...'. No, not at all. Weapons, nuclear or otherwise do not make a country's defense impregnable. There was no need for a holiday.
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Ch K A Nye May 28, 2024 02:27pm
Amazing how the whims of speedy damage the economy. Has he even thought about daily-wage earners? They will go without the money they desperately need to feed their children.
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Ash Chak May 28, 2024 03:23pm
When are we going to celebrate getting rid of the IMF? Till then, nuclear power or not, we are an ensalved nation
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zh May 28, 2024 08:04pm
Our is sincerely proud of his stupid antics.
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