ISLAMABAD: As the nation marks Youm-e-Takbeer to commemorate the conduction of nuclear tests, PML-N Chief Mian Nawaz Sharif revealed Friday that the then US president had offered him a five billion dollar package for Pakistan to reverse the decision.
Addressing his party workers in Lahore on the occasion, Sharif said Pakistan faced immense pressure from world community before and after the tests.
He added that his government withstood the pressure and he gave a go-ahead to the nuclear tests while sitting in Kazakhstan.
The day is to be celebrated across the country with a solemn pledge to make Pakistan a stronger country, militarily and economically.
Pakistan had conducted nuclear tests at Chaghi, Balochistan in response to five nuclear explosions conducted by India, to become the seventh country in the world to possess nuclear weapons.
To mark the day, various political parties and social organizations have chalked out a number of comprehensive programmes in different parts of the country.
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