Monday, May 13, 2019

Pakistan Postage Stamps - 1982

The year 1982 started with a big bang -  The World Cup Hockey tournament took place from 29 December 1981 to 12 January 1982 in Mumbai (Bombay), India. 12 teams competed in it and Pakistan won the tournament for the third time by defeating West Germany 3–1 in the final. The Pakistan commemorating the win, issued two stamps on 31st January showing the World Cup Hockey Trophy and the flags of countries that participated in the tournament.
 20 February 1982: Handicrafts - showing Camel Skin Lamp (left) and Hala Pottery
 24 March 1982: The 100th Anniversary of Robert Koch's Discovery of Tubercle Bacillus
 24 April 1982: The Wild Life Series: Blind Indus Dolphin

The Indus River harbours the rare species of nearly blind dolphin. The dolphin lacks eye lenses and the eye openings are no bigger than a pinhole. As a result, these rely almost entirely on echolocation to forage for food and navigate in the murky river waters. [Read more about the Indus Blind Dolphins at Pakistanpaedia]
7 June  1982: United Nations Conference on Space Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space UNISPACE '82, Vienna. The stamp shows the historic Apollo - Soyuz linkup.

Sukkur, located on the Indus River, is an important commercial and industrial city of Sindh province of Pakistan. Sukkur is famous for its Sukkur Barrage, a 60 gates barrage, made of yellow stone and steel, across the Indus, which controls one of the largest irrigation systems in the world. It was built from 1923 to 1932. The  Barrage was formally inaugurated in January 1932 and was the largest irrigation project ever undertaken at that time. Viceroy Lord Willingdon inaugurated the barrage. [Pakistanpaedia]
 17 July  1982: The 50th Anniversary of Sukkur Barrage
 14 August 1982: The 35th Anniversary of Independence
 28 August 1982: International Stamp Exhibition "RICCIONE '82" - Riccione, Italy
 14 October  1982: The 100th Anniversary of the University of Punjab, Lahore

The University of the Punjab is a public research university located in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. And is the oldest public university in Pakistan. Gottlieb Wilhelm Leitner was the founder of the university. Many major institutions that were previously affiliated to Punjab University have now become independent universities on their own, such as Government College University, Lahore and Medical and Engineering Colleges
23 December  1982: The 75th Anniversary of Boy Scout Movement

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