Federal govt declares public holiday on Youm-e-Takbeer

The federal government has officially announced a public holiday on May 28, Youm-e-Takbeer, to honour the historic day in Pakistan’s defense history. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif emphasised that Youm-e-Takbeer is a reminder for the nation to unite in making the country’s defense unassailable.

Youm-e-Takbeer, observed annually on May 28, commemorates the Chagai-I and Chagai-II series of nuclear tests conducted in 1998. These tests marked a significant milestone, positioning Pakistan as the seventh nuclear power globally and the first Muslim-majority nation to possess nuclear weapons. This achievement is celebrated as a testament to the country’s commitment to maintaining a strong defense for peaceful purposes.

Tomorrow, the nation will fervently observe Youm-e-Takbeer, reflecting on the events of May 28, 1998, which cemented Pakistan’s status as a formidable nuclear power. The prime minister highlighted that this day not only celebrates the country’s scientific and military achievements but also serves as a call for national unity and strength.

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