On Friday 28th May 2021, Pakistan is celebrating the 23 anniversary of the nuclear test. This brave action was taken by the Government of Nawaz Shareef and let the morale of Pakistan high in front of the world. It is also celebrated as Youm-e-Takbeer Pakistan.
23 years ago on this day, Pakistan restored balance of power in the region by successfully establishing credible minimum nuclear deterrence. AFs and the nation pays tribute to all those involved in making this dream come true. #YoumeTakbeer
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) May 28, 2021
The message conveyed by this day is the immense power of defense of Pakistan and the potential for revival for the entire Muslim world. The whole Muslim community recalls the efforts of how Pakistan became a nuclear power.
History of Youm-e-Takbeer Pakistan
Pakistan started to develop nuclear weapons in January 1972 and make the commitment of having an atomic bomb at the end of 1976. At that time Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was the prime minister of Pakistan. Munir Ahmad Khan as a chairman of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) was delegating the atomic program.
The Pakistani government took the decision of making nuclear power due to the loss of East Pakistan in the 1972’s war. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto called the “Multan meeting” and discussed the need of having nuclear weapons. India was continuing harassment and did a nuclear test in May 1974 that is so-called Smiling Buddha.
A nuclear deterrence capability was established by Pakistan at this point. Bhutto brought Dr.Abdul Qadeer Khan, a Pakistan nuclear physicist, from Europe at the end of 1974. Abdul Qadeer Khan is a real hero of Pakistan and he is also known as the father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb.
In May 1998, India conducted a series of five nuclear tests and thought the atomic technology and capability were now exclusively controlled by them in the region. But they were wrong. The next sixth explosion in the same year was done by Pakistan and make the Indians surprised.
On 28th May 1998, Pakistan conducted its first nuclear test on the hills of Chagi that is located in Balochistan. It was done by the joint efforts of Nawaz Shareef and Dr.Abdul Qadeer Khan. the Pakistani scientists transformed the black graphite mountain into a milky white mountain and declatred the world that now they are an unbeatable power of nuclear technology.