Former PM Nawaz Sharif made country's defence invincible by achieving nuclear deterrence: Khawaja Asif.

SIALKOT -- Minister for Defence, Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Sunday said 25 years ago on May 28th, Pakistan became a nuclear power and our leader, former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, made the country's defence invincible by detonating nuclear weapons.

"Our defence has become very strong due to achieving nuclear deterrence", he expressed while addressing the ninth convocation of a private college in Sialkot as the chief guest.

Khawaja Asif said that it was a matter of pride that the daughters of our nation were going ahead to start their working life after completing their educational degrees. "I heartily congratulate all these daughters and their parents for their success. I do and pray that May Allah bless them with many successes in the future," the Minister said.

He said that it should not be the goal to get only BA, MA degree, adding, "but I advise all students to get a purposeful education because only getting a purposeful education can help us to move forward. We can deal with the challenges we are facing."

The minister said that in the present era, getting purposeful education including IT was very important because development was not possible without it.

He added that political parties or political leaders were not our red line, but the soil of this country and our martyrs should be our red line, who have defended this dear country and our safety and did not hesitate to sacrifice their lives for it.

He said that the former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto started to make the country a nuclear power, but it was completed by the Pakistan Muslim League (N), the Pakistan Army has also played a very important role in the nuclear assets of the country.

"Our Pakistan Army today is also protecting its borders as well as its nuclear assets for which we pay tribute to them."

He said that we should value our martyrs and ghazis because nations that forget their martyrs and desecrate their monuments cannot flourish.

He said that the progress we saw in the country from 2013 to 2017, after 2018, was again pushed towards destruction, adding, "which we are trying day and night to manage, but no significant success has been achieved so far. Nevertheless, we are determined that under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad...

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