PM: (Youm-e-Takbeer a day of pride for Pakistan: PM)

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said that Youm-e-Takbeer is indeed a day of pride for the Pakistani nation and Muslims all over the globe.

In a message to the nation on the occasion of Youm-e-Takbeer, he said with the blessing of Almighty Allah, Pakistan has become the seventh nuclear power of the world.

He said despite world pressure, Pakistan conducted the nuclear tests in reply to nuclear tests conducted by India. The prime minister said that after conducting nuclear tests, defence of Pakistan became impregnable and the enemies could not dare to look towards it with bad intentions.

He said nuclear tests were carried in the best interest of the country and now they will bring economic revolution which will change the destiny of the nation. In his message on the occasion, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that Youm-e-Takbeer is the most important day in the political and defence history of the country. He underlined the need for celebrating the day in a befitting manner with national fervour.