The nation is observing Youm-e-Takbeer today with national zeal and enthusiasm.

The day dawned with special prayers in the mosques for the peace and prosperity of the country. It is public holiday today.

It was twenty-six years ago on this day in 1998 that Pakistan had conducted nuclear tests in response to the Indian nuclear explosions. Under the leadership of the then Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, the country defied international pressure to conduct the nuclear tests. This successfully established credible minimum deterrence and restored the balance of power in the region.

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