Historic nuclear tests: Pakistan celebrates Youm-e-Takbeer today

09:10 AM | 28 May, 2018
Historic nuclear tests: Pakistan celebrates Youm-e-Takbeer today
ISLAMABAD - Youm-e-Takbeer is being observed today (May 28) to commemorate the historic nuclear tests Pakistan conducted on this day in 1998.

Pakistan became the first nuclear power in the Muslim world and seventh world power by demonstrating its nuclear capabilities regardless of international pressure in response to Indian aggression in the region.

Pakistan detonated seven nuclear devices at the hills of Chaghi in Balochistan, 17 days after India's  five detonations of Pokhran-II in 1998.

The country owes this achievement to father of Pakistan’s nuclear programme Dr Abdul Qadeer, other scientists and technical staff for making the country's defence invincible. The landmark decision was taken by then prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

PM Abbasi's Message

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said the marking the day provided an opportunity to the nation to renew its pledge for the defence and solidarity of Pakistan.

The historic day reminds us that the national interests should be given priority to make the country's impregnable.

In a message on the Youm -e- Takbeer, the prime minister said on this historic day, Pakistan emerged as the first atomic power in the Islamic world.

By conducting tests, India exposed its aggressive designs and caused imbalance in the South Asia region, he said, adding that the PML-N government, then, showed them that the country was not willing to back down in the face of aggression.

Special prayers will be offered for the progress and prosperity of the country, supremacy of the constitution, prosperity of the nation and eradication of terrorism.

Different organizations will arrange special programmes and functions today to highlight importance of the day.


US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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