Our Correspondents Muzaffarabad/Peshawar
The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly on Friday adopted a resolution to pay tribute to Pakistan for conducting a series of nuclear tests on May 28, 1998 in matching response to Indian nuclear aggressions setting aside the international pressure.
“The resolution terms this historical event not only for Pakistan but for the Muslim Ummah as well.
The day was an epoch-making in the history of Pakistan when Pakistan emerged as an atomic power on the world map and raised the morale of the people of occupied Kashmir struggling for the internationally right to self determination,” said an official news release
“The resolution maintains that Indian openly projected its expansionist designs and to maintain the balance of power in this part of the world the conducting of nuclear tests had become imperative to check the same,” it added.
Like other parts of the country, Youm-e-Takbeer was also celebrated in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with great enthusiasm on Friday as 23 years ago on this day Pakistan become the seventh nuclear power of the world.
The day dawned with special prayers in mosques for progress, peace and prosperity of the country.
In Peshawar and other cities, the political activists, civil society organizations and various political parties held special functions and held walks to mark the 20th anniversary of the historic day when Pakistan successfully conducted nuclear tests at Chagi, Balochistan.
The speakers paid glowing tributes to the services of all those scientists and technicians who made Pakistan’s defense strong.
They said that observance of this day provides an opportunity to the nation to reiterate its resolve for defense and solidarity of the country.
Pakistan Muslim League leader PML- N Sardar Aurangzaib Nalota while congratulating the entire nation on Youm-e-Takbeer told.