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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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