BISP All Offices Remain Close on 28th May

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BISP All Offices Remain Close on 28th May

The federal government of Pakistan has announced a public holiday on May 28, known as Youm-e-Takbeer. As a result, all offices of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) will remain closed on this day.

Significance of Youm-e-Takbeer

Youm-e-Takbeer, observed on May 28, marks the anniversary of Pakistan’s successful nuclear tests conducted in 1998. These tests made Pakistan the seventh country in the world and the first Muslim-majority nation to possess nuclear weapons.

DateMay 28
SignificanceCommemoration of Pakistan’s nuclear tests in 1998
ResultPakistan becomes the 7th nuclear power in the world
Prime Ministers InvolvedZulfikar Ali Bhutto (vision), Muhammad Nawaz Sharif (execution)

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif highlighted the importance of Youm-e-Takbeer, stating it serves as a reminder of the nation’s unity and the strength of its defense capabilities.

Historical Background

  • Chagai-I and Chagai-II Tests: Conducted on May 28, 1998, these nuclear tests solidified Pakistan’s position as a nuclear power.
  • National Pride: The tests are a source of national pride and a symbol of Pakistan’s commitment to maintaining a strong defense.
  • Former Leaders’ Contributions:
    • Former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto envisioned transforming Pakistan into a nuclear power.
    • Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif made the bold decision to proceed with the tests despite international pressure.

Impact on BISP Services

Due to the public holiday on Youm-e-Takbeer, all BISP offices will be closed on May 28. Services and operations will resume the following day.

Why are BISP offices closed on May 28?

BISP offices are closed to observe the public holiday declared by the federal government for Youm-e-Takbeer.

When will BISP offices reopen?

BISP offices will reopen on May 29, following the public holiday.


Youm-e-Takbeer is a day of immense national pride for Pakistan, celebrating its achievement as a nuclear power. The public holiday on May 28 honors this significant milestone and the unity it symbolizes for the nation. Consequently, all Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) offices will remain closed on this day, resuming operations on May 29. This closure allows BISP employees and the public to participate in the commemorations, reflecting on the importance of a strong national defense and the visionary leadership that made it possible. As Pakistan observes Youm-e-Takbeer, it reinforces its commitment to maintaining peace and security through formidable defense capabilities.

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