26th Youm-e-Takbeer Celebrated Across Balochistan


Youm-e-Takbeer Quetta, Balochistan

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif declared a public holiday on May 28 (Tuesday) to commemorate Youm-e-Takbeer, the day when Pakistan’s defense became impregnable following the nuclear tests conducted in the hills of Chagai, Balochistan.

Youm-e-Takbeer reminds the Pakistani nation of unity to make the defense of the country invincible, the prime minister said in a statement issued by the PM House on Monday.

The 26th Youm-e-Takbeer was celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm across Balochistan. The provincial government declared a public holiday to mark the occasion, reflecting the significance of the day for the nation. Also, read about the 23rd March Celebrations in Balochistan.

In the capital city of Quetta, three major rallies were organized to commemorate the historic day. These rallies converged at Serena Chowk at 11 AM. The rally from Sariab was led by Provincial Minister Ali Madad Jattak, while the Nawankilli rally was headed by Provincial Minister Bakht Kakar. The third rally from Airport Road was organized by civil society and social organizations.

Participants in the rallies waved national flags and chanted slogans of ‘Nara-e-Takbeer.’ The rally from Sariab, led by Minister Jattak, and the one from Nawankilli, led by Minister Kakar, demonstrated strong patriotic fervor. The civil society and social organizations’ rally from Airport Road carried banners and placards proclaiming “Pakistan’s defense is invincible.”

At Serena Chowk, where the rallies converged, participants paid tribute to the nation’s scientists and the Pakistan Armed Forces for their contributions to making the country’s defense impenetrable. The speakers emphasized that the successful nuclear tests conducted 26 years ago in the Chagai district of Balochistan were a declaration of Pakistan’s unassailable defense capabilities.

Similar rallies and celebrations were held in other divisions of the province, including Rakhshan, Makran, Naseerabad, Sibi, Loralai, Kalat, and Zhob. Various social, political, and religious organizations, along with civil society groups, actively participated in these events, further highlighting the unity and patriotic spirit among the people of Balochistan.

The day commemorates Pakistan’s successful nuclear tests on May 28, 1998, in Chagai, Balochistan, which established the country as a nuclear power and strengthened its defense capabilities. The celebrations across the province reflected the pride and gratitude of the nation towards the scientists and the armed forces for their relentless efforts to ensure the country’s security and sovereignty.

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