Nation to Observe Public Holiday on Youm-e-Takbeer Tomorrow

Nation to Observe Public Holiday on Youm-e-Takbeer Tomorrow

ISLAMABAD (AIA) Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif declared May 28, known as Youm-e-Takbeer, a national holiday to honour the day Pakistan became a nuclear power, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
In a statement, PM Shehbaz emphasised that the day serves as a reminder of the nation’s unity in making Pakistan’s defence impregnable. “On this day, the entire nation decided to maintain the integrity of the country by rejecting any external pressure on our defence,” he stated.
Youm-e-Takbeer commemorates the solidarity of political and military forces, uniting under the green crescent flag to strengthen the nation’s defence. It marks the 23rd anniversary of Pakistan’s nuclear tests.
The premier highlighted that the day reaffirms the commitment to thwart not only external adversaries but also internal elements seeking to destabilise the country through divisive politics. He noted that May 28 marks the day when former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the Pakistani armed forces took decisive steps to render Pakistan’s defence invincible.
He also paid tribute to former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and the scientists who played a crucial role in initiating and sustaining Pakistan’s nuclear programme.
“The entire Pakistani nation, including myself, pledges on this day to ensure the economic security of the country with the same dedication that made our defence stronger on May 28,” PM Shehbaz declared. He urged the nation to unite against all threats, internal and external, working tirelessly with unity, discipline, and unwavering resolve to keep Pakistan strong and secure.

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