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Govt Announces May 28 ‘Youm-e-Takbeer’ Public Holiday

The government has announced that May 28, which falls on a Tuesday, will be a public holiday to celebrate ‘Youm-e-Takbeer.’ This day marks the anniversary of Pakistan becoming a nuclear power.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif highlighted the importance of this day, stating that it represents Pakistan’s commitment to its defense and sovereignty. He reflected on the historic event of May 28, 1998, when Pakistan conducted its first nuclear tests. These tests were a response to India’s aggressive actions and solidified Pakistan’s defense, making it invincible.

The prime minister emphasized that becoming a nuclear power was a crucial step for Pakistan, not only for its security but also for its standing in the world. He noted that Pakistan was the first Muslim country and the seventh country globally to achieve nuclear capability.

Furthermore, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif reiterated Pakistan’s ongoing dedication to ensuring economic security and prosperity for its people. He underscored that the nation’s strength lies not only in its military capabilities but also in its commitment to economic development.

The declaration of a public holiday on May 28 serves as a reminder of the significance of ‘Youm-e-Takbeer’ and Pakistan’s achievements. It is a day for the nation to honor its progress and reaffirm its dedication to a secure and prosperous future.

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