OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE TheNation Editor-in-Chief and Nazria Pakistan Trust Chairman Majid Nizami has expressed his desire for the formation of a bloc comprising Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and Afghanistan to counter the conspiracies of America, India and Israel and to secure the future of Islam in the region. Presiding over a special sitting on the eve of Youm-e-Takbeer (the day Pakistan conducted nuclear tests on May 28, 1998, in reply to the Indian nuclear explosions), he said, 'atomic assets are secure and no one can harm them. Nazria Pakistan Trust and Pakistan Movement Workers Trust jointly organised the sitting at Aiwan-e-Karkunan Tehrik-e-Pakistan on Friday, which was largely participated by the people from different walks of life. Majid Nizami remembered that on May 1998, when India had conducted nuclear tests, Pakistan was under extreme public pressure for not reciprocating. However, he added, the then Nawaz Sharif-led government made the defence of Pakistan invincible and 'the credit goes to Dr AQ Khan. The US had not wanted an atomic Pakistan, so they offered bribe to the then Pakistani government for not conducting nuclear tests, he told the gathering. He recalled that Nawaz Sharif had consulted with the prominent personalities and when the former prime minister had called the meeting of the editors to discuss the situation, I made clear upon him to conduct tests otherwise people will explode him. Nizami said that to live with honour in the world, we should not avoid waging atomic war against India. We should smashed Indian hydel projects with missiles, which were being constructed at our rivers, he stressed upon the government. Muslims had ruled over subcontinent for 1,000 years and the Hindus were still feeling the pain of that era and they were against the sovereignty of Pakistan, he said. Nizami further said that India was now targeting Pakistan in connivance with the United States and Israel. Pakistan is the only Islamic power having an atomic bomb, and it is the duty of Pakistanis to break the hands of India, he added. He said that the Pakistanis loved their army and ready to sacrifice their lives for the brave military forces defending the country. However, Nizami added, the army has no right to rule over the country created on the democratic principles of Allama Iqbal and Quaid-e-Azam. A wise and brave political and military leadership was need of the hour, he said. He thanked the all atomic scientists especially paid tribute to Atomic Energy Commission former chairman late Dr Muneer Ahmad Khan, Dr AQ Khan and Dr Samar Mubarik Mand for making the countrys defence strong. Lieutenant General (r) Zulfqar Ali Khan said that Pakistan at current was facing difficult situation as compared to the time when it gained the status of atomic country. In 1998, we had a single enemy but now we are under confusion and do not know who is our enemy. He further said the current political and military leadership and also masses were facing difficult situation and had low morale as compared to 1998. The nation should be united and a national government was the need of the hour, he said. NPT Vice-Chairman Prof Dr Rafique Ahmad stressed the need for promotion of scientific education. He said that Pakistan was a great country with lot of enemies. Sahibzada Sultan Ali, Major General (r) Rahat Latif, Justice (r) Muneer Ahmad Mughal also spoke on the occasion. Pakistan Movement Workers Trust Chairman Colonel (r) Jamshaid Ahmad Tareen, Begum Mehnaz Rafi, Mian Farooq Altaf, Dr MA Soofi, Zafarullah Khan, MPA Rana Arshad, Shahid Rasheed and Rafaqat Riaz were among the prominent participants who attended the occasion. They condemned the drone attacks and the US terror activities inside Pakistani borders. They, via a resolution, also paid rich tribute to the brave military forces who were rendering sacrifices for defence of the country.