Islamabad, May 28 (KMS): Federal Minister for Human Rights, Riaz Hussain Pirzada, today (Saturday) paid glowing tributes to former prime ministers Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and services of those scientists who made Pakistan’s defense strong.
In an interview in Islamabad he said, “Youm-e-Takbeer is a day of honour for the Pakistani nation and the Muslims all over the globe.”
He said twenty four years ago on this day, Pakistan restored balance of power in the region by successfully nuclear tests.
“On the occasion of Yaum-e-Takbeer, the nation should reaffirm its commitment to safeguard its sovereignty, integrity and independence against any form of aggression,” he mentioned.
This day reminds the services rendered by civilian and military leadership who made Pakistan a nuclear power, and this was the day when former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared Pakistan as the 7th atomic power in the world, he said.
He also appreciated the unforgettable role of late Pakistani scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan who worked day and night to make Pakistan a nuclear power.
He said that as a nation we must continue to strive hard to make Pakistan an economically independent and welfare state also.