Armed forces felicitate nation as it celebrates 26th Youm-e-Takbeer

Tribute to all who contributed to the remarkable feat, honouring dedication and sacrifices, says ISPR

News Desk May 28, 2024

On the occasion of the 26th anniversary of Youm-e-Takbeer, the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Services Chiefs, on behalf of the Armed Forces of Pakistan, extended warm felicitations to the nation, the military’s media wing said in a statement on Tuesday.

This significant day commemorates the historic achievement of Pakistan's nuclear tests conducted in 1998, which successfully established credible minimum deterrence and restored the balance of power in the region, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement highlighted.

On May 28, 1998, Pakistan emerged as the first Muslim-majority country to acquire nuclear capabilities, marking a pivotal moment in its history. This achievement was a response to the regional security dynamics and ensured that Pakistan's defence capabilities were robust and credible.

"The Armed Forces and the nation pay tribute to the unwavering dedication and selfless sacrifices of all those who contributed to this remarkable feat, achieved against overwhelming odds," expressed the armed forces, acknowledging the collective effort that led to this monumental milestone.

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The armed forces paid respect to all those involved in the achievement stating, "The scientists, engineers, and officials who devoted their lives to realising this dream rightly deserve the gratitude and admiration of the nation and its Armed Forces."

"On this important day in Pakistan's history, the Armed Forces of Pakistan reaffirm their unwavering resolve to defend the motherland, protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and ensure the nation's security at all times and at any cost, InshaAllah," declared the Armed Forces, emphasising their steadfast commitment to safeguarding the nation's interests.

The message concludes with a powerful affirmation of patriotism: "Pakistan Zindabad!"


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