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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

First Death Anniversary of Jinnah - 1949


Muhammad Ali Jinnah (the Quaid-e-Azam), the founder of Pakistan, despite his ailment and fragile health fought the British and the Congress Party, representing the Hindus, to win a separate country for the Muslims of British India. The struggle had had a telling effect on his health and he could hardly get a little more over a year to manage the affairs of the newly born Pakistan. And left the mourning Pakistanis on 11 September 1948. 

The Pakistan Post issued a set of three stamps commemorating the first death anniversary of Jinnah on 11 September 1949. The stamps valued One and a Half Ana, Three Ana and Ten Ana had Urdu inscription of "Quaid-e-Azam (the great leader) with his date of birth and date of death written underneath. His motto for Pakistan "Unity, Faith and Discipline" was written under the above information.

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