Pakistan joined the prestigious club of nuclear powers by conducting nuclear tests on May 28, 1998.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Youm-e-Takbeer, the celebration of Pakistan’s atomic explosions in 1998, is being observed today (Monday) across the country with a pledge to make Pakistan a stronger country, militarily and economically, among the comity of nations.

The day is commemorated every year on May 28 to mark the conduction of nuclear tests on the very day, in 1998, making seventh nuclear nation of the world and first Islamic state equipped with nuclear arsenal.

Pakistan had conducted nuclear tests in Rasko hills of Chaghi district of Balochistan on May 28, 1998 in response to five nuclear explosions conducted by India, threatening the security of Pakistan.

These nuclear tests gave a clear message to the world that despite Pakistan is a peace loving country but it cannot ignore its defence needs and is capable of meeting any challenge.

To mark the day, various political parties and social organizations have chalked out a number of comprehensive programmes with national zeal and fervour in different parts of the country.