Youm-e-Takbeer: Pakistan marks 23rd anniversary of nuclear tests

Nation pays tribute to contributions of its scientists, engineers and technicians for the security of the country

News Desk May 28, 2021

Youm-e-Takbeer is being observed on Friday to commemorate historic nuclear tests Pakistan conducted on May 28 in 1998.

On the occasion of 23rd nuclear tests ceremony, the nation reaffirmed its resolve to safeguarding Pakistan’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence against any form of aggression.

Pakistan is committed to continue working towards the promotion of environment of peace and stability at the regional and global levels.

Pakistan has been actively contributing to international efforts for strengthening global norms on arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament and follows latest international standards on export controls, nuclear safety and security at the national level.

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This year, Youm-e-Takbeer has been marked by the inauguration of 1100 MWe K-2 in Karachi which adds much valuable, cleaner, reliable and affordable electricity to the national energy mix.

This underscores the role of nuclear science and technology in the socio-economic development of the country and the welfare of its people. Besides nuclear power generation, Pakistan has harnessed nuclear technology for public service in diverse areas including cancer diagnosis and treatment, public health, agriculture, environment protection and industry.

The nation pays its tribute to the contributions of its scientists, engineers and technicians for the security and development of Pakistan.

The nuclear explosions, which were conducted in self-defence to respond to India's aggression of nuclear tests, made Pakistan's defence invincible.

As a result, Pakistan became the first nuclear power in the Muslim world and seventh in the world.