Thursday, February 14, 2019

Postage Stamps of Pakistan - 2018

09 February, 2018: Green Pakistan Programme Commemorative Postage Stamp
05 March, 2018: 75 Years of Army Burn Hall College Abbottabad
9 June, 2018: PAKISTAN & AZERBAIJAN JOINT ISSUE, Commemorative Postage Stamp and Souvenir Sheet
09 June, 2018: 18th Meeting Of The Council Of Heads Of State Of Shanghai Cooperation Organization Qingdao Summit, 2018, Commemorative Postage Stamp
14 June, 2018: 60th Anniversary of Urdu Dictionary Board 
Commemorative Postage Stamp 
01 July, 2018: 70 Years Of Excellence State Bank of Pakistan (1948-2018) Commemorative Postage Stamp 

Martyrs' Day (Youm-e-Shuhada-e-Kashmir) is observed on both sides of the LOC (The term Line of Control (LoC) refers to the military control line between the Indian and Pakistani controlled parts of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir—a line which does not constitute a legally recognized international boundary, but is the de facto border. Originally known as the Cease-fire Line, it was redesignated as the "Line of Control" following the Simla Agreement, which was signed on 3 July 1972. The part of the former princely state that is under Indian control is known as the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistani-controlled part is divided into Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit–Baltistan. The northernmost point of the Line of Control is known as NJ9842. The India–Pakistan border continues from the southernmost point on the LoC.) in remembrance of the people killed on 13 July 1931 in the region. On the day Kashmiris were agitating outside the jail premises at Srinagar where Abdul Qadeer was tried on the charge of terrorism and inciting public against the Maharaja of Kashmir were attacked by Dogra state forces, following which various communal incidents took place in the region resulting in atrocities by various communities. [Wikipedia]
13 July, 2018: Kashmir Martyr's Day (Atrocities in IOK) Commemorative Postage Stamp
Since independence of Pakistan and India from the British rule in 1947, the unresolved issue of Kashmir has been a bone of contention between India and Pakistan. Since Kashmir being a Muslim majority, its blatant occupation by India is a serious issue, Despite UN resolution on the subject, India has always desisted from holding free plebiscite to decide the fate of Kashmir Muslims, a majority of which wishes to cede to Pakistan. Over the years, the struggle for independence by Kashmiri Muslims has geared up and a large number of Kashmiris have been killed by Indian occupation forces. Pakistan supports the just struggle of the Kashmiri Muslims and has taken the issue on all major international forums. Albeit the world conscious is asleep since..

24July, 2018: 100 Years Of Mama Parsi Girls' Secondary School Karachi ( 1918-2018) Commemorative Postage Stamp
24 November, 2018: Jamsheed Marker, Ex-Ambassador Born:- November 24, 1922, Quetta Died:- June 21, 2018, Karachi, Commemorative Postage Stamp
27 November, 2018: On The 10th Edition of International Defence Exhibition and Seminar - Ideas 2018, Defence Export Promotion Organization Commemorative Postage Stamp
09 December, 2018: International Anti corruption Day, Carrying message “UNITED AGAINST CORRUPTION FOR PROSPEROUS PAKISTAN”
24 December, 2018: Silver Jubilee Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute Of Engineering Sciences and Technology (1993-2018) Commemorative Postage Stamps
26 December 2018: 50 Years Of Crescent Model Higher Secondary School Lahore (1968-2018) Commemorative Postage Stamps

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Postage Stamps of Pakistan - 2017

In 2017, Pakistan Post issued stamps on twelve occasions throughout the year, mostly commemorative stamps. Herein under is the detail:

Pakistan is one of the lucky countries to have five of the fourteen eight thousanders located in the Karakoram and Himalaya mountain ranges in Pakistan. Four of the five peaks are located in the Karakoram mountain range and "Nanga Parbat", the fifth one located in the Himalaya mountain range. 
On 1 January 2017 on the eve of International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, Pakistan Post issued a set of four stamps showing the four eight thousanders of the Karakoram mountain range. The right most stamp depicts the K2 or the Austin Godwin, which is the second highest peak after the Mt. Everest. Read more about the Five Eight Thousanders.
 A set of two stamps of issued on 6 March 2017 on the eve of the 13th Economic Cooperation Organization Summit - Islamabad, Pakistan

 29 June 2017 Majeed Amjad, 1914-1974
 6 July 2017 The 50th Anniversary of Partnership with the ADB - Asian Development Bank
14 October  2017 Maulana Mufti Mahmood, 1919-1980

Sir Syed Ahmed Khan (October 17, 1817 – 27 March 1898) was a teacher, politician, philosopher and a social reformer during the time of British India. He founded the school that would later become Aligarh Muslim University to encourage Muslims to study modern sciences and English language to compete in competitive posts and improve their social life.
On 17 October 2017 on the eve of the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Syed Ahmed Khan, 1817-1898, a set of four commemorative sets was issued to acknowledge his service for the improvement of life of Muslims in the British India.
 1 November 2017 The 125th Anniversary of the Government Islamia College Railway Road, Lahore
 2 November 2017 Cricket - Pakistan. Winner of ICC Champions Trophy
9 November 2017 The 70th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations with Turkey - Joint Issue with Turkey
 1 December 2017 The 75th Anniversary of the No. 6 Air Transport Support Squadron

Dr Ruth Katharina Martha Pfau was a German born messiah who spent her entire life treating lepers in Pakistan. She started her small clinic in the then slums of Karachi and started the treatment of Leprosy patients, a disease which at that time was one of the most incurable disease with very few doctors or facilities for its treatment. With the help of Doctor I K Gill, she laid the foundation of the  Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre and formal treatment of leprosy started for patients in Karachi initially and then for the rest of Pakistan. She breathed her last on  10th of August 2017. Read more about Dr Ruth Katharina Martha Pfau
 On 3 December 2017 Pakistan Post issued a Rs. 8 denomination stamp in remembrance of Ruth Katharina Martha Pfau (1929-2017)
The last stamps of 2017 was a set of six stamps issued on 8 December 2017 on the eve of the 60th Anniversary of His Highness The Agha Khan. The stamps show various projects undertaken by Agha Khan Foundation to help improve quality of life of children and the poor in the far flung areas of Pakistan.

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Postage Stamps of Pakistan - 2016

In 2016, Pakistan Post issued sixteen stamps throughout the year, mostly commemorative stamps. Herein under is the detail:

The first stamp of the year was issued on 10 February, 2016 on Completion of 50 Years of Safe Operation of 1st NUCLEAR RE-SEARCH REACTOR in Pakistan - established at Nilore, a village near the capital city of Pakistan, Islamabad in 1966.
 The second stamp was issued on 22 Mar, 2016 - carrying a message to conserve water in the country by the WAPDA, the Water and Power Development Authority.
 The third stamp was issued on 26 April, 2016. This stamp i sthe part of long series of stamps showing images of important people who took active part in the history of Pakistan and who stood united against the British rule in the Indian subcontinent. Their struggle under the father of the nation Mr Muhammad Ali Jinnah, commonly revered as the Quaid-e-Azam. This rupee 10 stamps bears image of one such personalities:  DEWAN BAHADUR S.P. SINGHA
The fourth stamp was issued on 22 April, 2016, on the NATIONAL BOOK DAY. National Book Foundation is a government run foundation to patronize printing of books at affordable prices in the country.
Pakistan and People's Republic of China share a long bondage of friendship since 1964 when the then president of Pakistan Muhammad Ayub Khan visited China to pen down a treaty of friendship. Since then, China has always stood shoulder to shoulder with Pakistan whenever the latter needed a help. Pakistan International Airlines also became the ffirst airline to land at Peking, now Beijing, air port.

To commemorate Establishment of 65th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Pakistan and China a commemorative stamp was issued on 1 May, 2016, showing mega projects undertaken by China in Pakistan.
Abdul Sattar Edhi has been a person just like Mother Tresa. Rising from the rag tag of the society, Edhi knew the sufferings of the down trodden and established a well netted organization which has become on of the largest charity funded organizations in the world. The Edhi Foundation, raised and managed by Edhi and his wife, Bilqees Edhi, is operating the largest ambulance service of the world, duly recognized by the Guinness Book of World Record.

The Philanthropist died in 2016 after a long illness and a commemorative stamp was issued on the 14th August 2016, the independence day of Pakistan, as a tribute to the services rendered by Edhi and his foundation.

On 6 September, 2016, a set of three commemorative oval stamps was published by the Pakistan Post on the Centenary of The DGTR House Building (Old Custom House) Karachi, Pakistan. The Victorian architecture was built by the British back in 1916.
Habib Bank Limited is the oldest commercial bank in Pakistan. On 23 September, 2016, on the eve of the PLATINUM JUBILEE HABIB BANK LIMITED (1941 - 2016, a commemorative stamp of Rupees Eight was issued which shows the Habib Bank Tower located at the I.I.Chundrigarh Road, Karachi.

On completetion of the 50 Years of Establishment Diplomatic Relations Pakistan and Singapore, a Joint Issue of two Commemorative stamps was issued on 10 October 2016 as under:

Pakistan and Belarus have established strong friendly relations since latter's independence from the yoke of erstwhile USSR. On 5 October, 2016 a joint issue of two stamps was issued by both countries to foster friendly relations and establishment of trade ties.

The stamps show the picturesque Saif ul Muluk Lake of Pakistan and Narochansky National Park of Belarus
On 20 November, 2016, a commemorative stamp on Rotary Foundation of Pakistan was issued by the Pakistan Post.
On 26 November, 2016 on the occasion of  Sesquicentennial Celebrations Lahore High Court a commemorative postage stamp was issued. The majestic Victorian style architecture is one the famous landmarks of Lahore, Pakistan on the famous Mall Road.
 07 December, a Rupees 8 commemorative stamp was issued on the National Voter's Day on behalf of the Election Commission of Pakistan.
On 20 December, 2016 a commemorative stamp of Rupees Eight was issued to pay homage to the services of Dinsha B Avari, a philanthropist and businessman of Pakistan.
The last set if stamps of the year was issued on On 30 December, 2016 after a Child Art Competition Stamps National Stamp Exhibition'Pakistan 2016' was held at Karachi. The set of Special Postage Stamps shows the best art work by some of the children, some even aged less than 10 years.

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Postage Stamps of Pakistan - 2015

Continuing with the annual issues of postage stamps by Pakistan Post, herein under are the stamps issued in 2015 on a number of important events and historic celebrations:

The first stamp was issued on 24 March on the eve of holding of First Asia Pacific Postal Union (APPU) executive council meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Rupees Ten stamp shows the APPU emblem and flags of the member countries.

The second stamp was issued on the establishment of first ever solar power plant of the country. The 100 MW plant has been established near the semi desert city of Bhawalpur in the Southern Punjab of the country. The stamp of Rupees eight face value shows the enormous array of solar panels.

Pakistan and China are two best friendly countries of the world. Both countries have not only progressed in cementing their friendly ties over the years, but have also benefited from each other in all walks of life.
aThe Rupees 10 stamps above show Chinese President and the historic Great Wall of China
The Rupees Ten stamp shows the Karakoram Highway - a gigantic joint venture by the two countries undertaken in the 1960s. At Khunjrab the road becomes the hugest elevated metaled road of the world. Read more about Karakoram Highway at Pakistanpaedia
The stamps above show Pakistan's Premier and one of its historic cultural heritage of Shalamar Garden of Lahore - read more about Shalamar Gardens at Pakistanpaedia.

The set of five stamps was issued, as above,  on 14 August 2015 - the independence day of Pakistan to show the importance of Pakistan-China friendship. Both countries are presently developing the Gwader Port on the mouth of the Persian Gulf and its road link to China under the CPEC (China-Pakistan economic Corridor).

A set of six stamps was issued on the eve of Defense Day Celebrations on 6 September.
The day is celebrated to remember the sacrifices of the armed forces of the country during the Pakistan-India war of 1965.

On 10 October a stamp of Rupees Ten was issued to commemorate the golden jubilee of the Cadet College Kohat. The stamp depicts the college building. The Cadet College Kohat is a military high school for boys of grades 8th through twelve. The high school is located in the outskirts of Kohat, in the Khyber Pakhtukwa province of Pakistan.
A Rupees 10 denomination stamp was issued on 12 October to commemorate 100 years of Urdu language in Turkey. The stamp shows the building of Istanbul University.
Building of Murree GPO
The Murree, the hill station near Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan is one of the visited hill resorts of the country. Beside many other landmarks, the main GPO is a old Victorian style building that attracts the attention of tourists. The building has since deteriorated constructed in the 19th century by the British. The stamp was issued on the restoration of the building to restore it to its original glory.
On 16 December 2015, a commemorative stamp of Rupees 16 was issued on the the first Anniversary of the gruesome incident of The Army Public School, Peshawar when the terrorists attacked the school and massacred almost 150 students and member of the staff.
Murree GPO - 29 December 2015

Source: Pakistan Post
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