Pakistan became the first and only Muslim country to become a nuclear power after conducting nuclear tests at Chaghai in Balochistan on 28th May, 1998 as a response to India’s nuclear bomb tests on 11th and 13th May of the same year at Pokhran in Rajhasthan state of India.
Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif was the Prime Minister of Pakistan at that time, who demonstrated the political will of the leadership and opt for nuclear tests despite immense pressure and warnings from the US and other major world powers urging him to avoid the tests.
Rallies, seminars and functions will be organized to celebrate the occasion today.
Special prayers were offered in the morning today for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan, supremacy of the constitution, and eradication of terrorism.
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Thank u Nawaz Sharif , Dr. Abdul Qadeer and Bhutto sahab for bringing this proud day for us #یوم_تکبیر
— Khawaja Mh. Talha (@talha_Rwp) May 28, 2016
18 years to the most important day in the history of Pakistan. This is the day Pakistan became an Atomic power. #یوم_تکبیر
— Munaza Hassan (@MunazaHassan) May 28, 2016
Alhumdulillah my country can now have deterrence & enemies will think twice b4 emnarking on unscrupulous desires. Pak piandabad #یوم_تکبیر
— Ash (@gulla99) May 28, 2016
“There is not power on Earth that can Undo Pakistan” Quaid Azam M. Ali Jinnah #یوم_تکبیر
— KishmisH (@Mehak_Insafiann) May 28, 2016
Proud day for all of us. May 28,1998, the day Chagi mountains of Baluchistan witnessed the birth of 1st Islamic nuclear power!#یوم_تکبیر
— Aurangzaib khan (@AurangzaibKhan_) May 28, 2016