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Pakistan observing Yaum-e-Takbeer to celebrate nuclear tests

28 May, 2013

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LAHORE: The nation is observing Yaum-e-Takbeer with national zeal and fervor on Tuesday (today) to celebrate 1998 nuclear tests under the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, FP news desk reported.

Pakistan conducted successful nuclear tests on 28th May 1998 in response to Indian atomic provocation‚ which created regional imbalance when it tested 5 underground atomic blasts on 11th May‚ 1998 under the supervision of nuclear scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan.

Pakistani political leadership at that time took the decision to equally respond to Indian atomic provocation and carried out with 6 nuclear blasts at Chaghi depite international pressure.

After successful nuclear explosions‚ Pakistan became the 7th atomic power in the world and first in Muslim Ummah.

In response to these nuclear explosions‚ Pakistani nation had to face economic sanctions imposed by the international community but it stood by its principled stand on the issue of national deterrence.

Pakistan's state television and private channels will broadcast special programmes today.

Special functions have been arranged in various cities including Islamabad and Lahore today to mark the day.

Earlier, the Punjab Chief Minister-in-waiting Shahbaz Sharif Monday said that dialogues are underway with Mehmood Khan Achakzai and Hasil Bazanjo to form coalition government in Balochistan, our sources reported.

Talking to newsmen in Raiwand, Shahbaz Sharif said that Pakistan Muslim League-N would join allies to form its government in Balochistan.

He claimed that his party has chalked out a strategy to overcome the challenges facing the country as early as possible.

Shahbaz further said that his brother and PML-N Supermo Nawaz Sharif had strengthened the country's defence by conducting nuclear tests on May 28 and claimed now no one can cast an evil eye on Pakistan.

He urged the nation to work together for the progress of Pakistan.

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Reader Comments:

False Information

Please do not rewrite history and provide false information to your readers. A Q Khan, or KRL, had nothing to do with Pakistan's nuclear tests. These tests were conducted by PAEC's scientists. A Q Khan was allowed to be at the site as an observer - only after he begged Nawaz Sharif.

Ejaz, - 28 May, 2013

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