ISLAMABAD: Leader of the opposition in Senate Raja Zafarul Haq Tuesday said Youm-e-Takbeer was a day of national honor and to achieve this goal all political leaderships had offered countless sacrifices.
Speaking at the Youm-e-Takbeer ceremony organized by Islamabad bar council here, he said on May 11, 1998, India with its nuclear tests had disturbed the balance of power in the South Asian region.
There was a surge in the aggressive designs of India as it not only showed its intentions of sending armed forces to Azad Kashmir, with converging of army on the Line of Control, but its defence minister also announced that the Indian army would be armed with the nuclear weapons, he maintained.
"Under such nerves-wrecking situation, Pakistan took the decision, and by the grace of Almighty Allah, on May 28, 1998 it became a nuclear power," he added.
India is a nuclear power, but they could not dare to attack Pakistan, he said adding that the people of Pakistan would continue its support with Kashmiris for their right of self-determination.
He appreciated the efforts and services offered by...