In Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Youm-e-Takbeer is being observed throughout the state today with renewed pledge to defend the geographical and ideological frontiers of the country.

The day is being observed to commemorate the Pakistan’s nuclear tests carried on this day in 1998 in response to Indian nuclear explosions, making defense of the motherland impregnable.

Functions, rallies and seminars were held throughout the state to mark the day.

Speakers on the occasion said that on this day Pakistan emerged as first nuclear power in the Islamic world when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif despite global pressure decided to carry out the nuclear tests.

They lauded Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and armed forces of the country for adopting a courageous stance to make the country’s defense impregnable.

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