Acting president, PM and armed forces felicitate nation on Youm-e-Takbeer

Acting president, PM and armed forces felicitate nation on Youm-e-Takbeer

Islamabad (Web Desk): Acting President, Prime Minister and Services Chiefs have felicitated the nation on the observance of the 26th anniversary of Youm-e-Takbeer.

In his message on the day, Acting President Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani has reiterated the resolve to continue working towards a peaceful and stable world.

“On this day, we successfully demonstrated our nuclear capabilities and joined the ranks of nuclear powers,” he said.

The acting president said that Youm-e-Takbeer serves as a testament to our nation's resilience, unwavering determination, and commitment to maintaining regional peace and stability.

“Pakistan, as a responsible nuclear state, firmly believes in the peaceful resolution of conflicts,” the acting president said.

Congratulating the nation on Youm-e-Takbeer in his message on social media platform X, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said the day symbolizes the collective effort of all facets of national power.

“On this day, the entire nation vowed for the integrity of this country that no compromise will be made by accepting any kind of external pressure on country’s defense,” he said.

Shehbbaz Sharif said that Youm-e-Takbeer is a day to pay tribute to the then prime minister Nawaz Sharif and the Pakistan Army's initiative to make country's defense impregnable.

The Prime Minister also paid tribute to former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and scientists for their role in initiating and continuing Pakistan’s nuclear programme.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) and Services Chiefs have also felicitated the nation on Youm-e-Takbeer.

In a statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said that Armed Forces pay tribute to the unwavering dedication and selfless sacrifices of all those who contributed to this remarkable feat, achieved against overwhelming odds.

The armed forces “reaffirm their unwavering resolve to defend the motherland, protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and ensure the nation’s security at all times and any cost,” the ISPR said.