Islamabad, May 28, 2014: The President Centre for Pakistan and Gulf Studies ( CPGS) Senator Sehar Kamran (T.I.) in her message for 28th May congratulated the country which is celebrating its 16th Youm-e-Takbeer (the day of greatness), today. She said this day reminds us that the defense of Pakistan is impregnable. She further said, “Pakistan started its nuclear weapon programme in order to tackle the challenges that set a trajectory which, in reality, forced Pakistan to take this decision.
“This need was reinforced after the country faced the debacle of 1971 in the form of dismemberment of East Pakistan. India’s nuclear tests of 1974 further cemented Pakistan’s resolve to become a nuclear weapon state.”
She reiterated that we should not forget the founder of Pakistan’s nuclear programme – Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto who took this bold and courageous move in order to neutralize the threats posed by the country’s neighbours to maintain and protect its national integrity and sovereignty. As the nuclear weapons state; to provide a credible guarantee to maintain regional peace and security.
On the occasion of 28th May, she said that the people of Pakistan from all walks of life, the civilians, military and the scientists are ready to make whatever sacrifices may be called for to restore peace and stability and ensure prosperity and development of the country.