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26th Anniversary of Youm-e-Takbeer Being Observed Today

Today, we’re celebrating the 26th anniversary of Youm-e-Takbeer with so much pride and excitement, remembering the groundbreaking nuclear tests conducted back in 1998. Those tests beefed up our defense, making it rock solid.

It was on this day that Pakistan showed off its nuclear chops and joined the exclusive club of countries with nukes – becoming the seventh worldwide and first among Muslim nations. The tests went down in Chag, Balochistan, on May 28, 1998, as a direct response to India’s nuclear experiments at Pokhran in Rajasthan earlier that same month.

So here we are now – marking another year since Pakistan became a real player in the nuclear game. The Prime Minister even declared today a public holiday to honor this milestone and ramp up our defense efforts.

The Acting President, Prime Minister, and military bigwigs are all chiming in with cheers for the nation. In his message (which he put out on some social media platform called X), Acting President Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani stressed how committed Pakistan is to keeping peace alive both at home and globally. He made sure to underline just how important Youm-e-Takbeer is as proof of our nuclear prowess and dedication to keeping things chill in our neck of the woods.

Speaking of responsibility – that’s something Pakistan takes seriously as a member of the nuclear club. We’re all about settling conflicts without resorting to blowing stuff up (thank you very much). Over on social media platform X (again!), Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif hailed today as a group effort to flex our national muscles.

He went on about how every single person stood firm against any threats or pressures aimed at compromising our country’s defenses on this day. Let’s not forget – Youm-e-Takbeer is also an opportunity to remember past leaders like Nawaz Sharif and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto along with those brilliant scientists who kick-started and kept Pakistan’s nuclear program going strong. Today isn’t just about history; it’s about honoring those who got us here too!

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