Youm-E-Takbir: History, Significance, And A Message
Today is Youm-e-Takbir in remembrance of the historic nuclear tests carried out by Pakistan on May 28, 1998. On that day, Pakistan responded to India’s nuclear blasts by detonating five nuclear warheads in the Chaghi area of Balochistan.
After the atomic bombings 22 years ago, Pakistan became the first nuclear power in the Muslim world and the seventh in the world. The atomic bombings were carried out because India had threatened the security of the region by detonating three bombs in Pokhara on May 11, 1998.
After the nuclear blast by the Indian leadership, a series of dangerous threats to Pakistan also started. On the one hand, India was making threats and on the other hand, with the help of Israel, it was preparing to attack Pakistan’s nuclear laboratories. On the other hand, Western countries were trying to prevent Pakistan from having a nuclear test by threatening sanctions.
The then US President Bill Clinton also called five times and advised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif not to carry out a nuclear explosion, in return for millions of dollars in aid. However, despite international pressure, the government boldly ordered five bombings on May 28, and nuclear tests in the Chaghi Mountains echoed the slogan Takbir.
History Of Youm-e-Takbir
Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, the creator of Pakistan’s nuclear program, wrote a letter to Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in 1974 offering to work for the nuclear program, and in the same year, the process of uranium enrichment began at Kahuta Laboratories. Pakistani scientists continued their nuclear program despite extremely difficult circumstances and made the country one of the most advanced nuclear-capable countries in the world.
According to a report, Pakistan has more than 100 nuclear warheads. Pakistan’s nuclear program continues to grow rapidly despite intense international pressure, and Pakistan adds ten new atomic bombs to its arsenal each year.
On the one hand, the nuclear bomb is a sure thing to Pakistan’s dignity against a war-torn country like India, but because of the preparation and protection of this expensive weapon, Pakistan could not achieve the economic development goals it should have achieved so far.
Pakistan’s nuclear program has been the target of international conspiracies and criticism since day one. Pakistan’s nuclear power does not go unnoticed by many world powers and that is why after some time a regular opposition campaign is launched.
Message Of This Day
It is the duty of the government and the entire nation to be ready to make all possible sacrifices for the protection and development of this nuclear program, a symbol of national security, and this is the message of Youm-e-Takbir today.