Sunday, May 19, 2019

Pakistan Postage Stamps - 1987

Pakistan Air Force is one of the mst formidable, battle hardened air forces of the world. It started with a very humble background and equipment at the time of the independence of Pakistan, but as years gone by some of the best air marshals like Air Marshals Asghar Khan and Nur Khan transformed the Pakistan Air Force from turboprop to jet engined fighter aircrafts like F-86s Sabers in the 1950s to F-140s (the first country outside NATO to acquire these faster than the speed of sound Starfighters) in the 1960s and F-16s in the 1980s.

Pakistan Post issued a 10-stamps sheet covering the period of its evolution to its maturity covering a period of 1947-1987.
 29 January: The 125th Anniversary of St. Patrick's School, Karachi
 21 February: Post Office Savings Bank Week
 23 March: New Parliament House, Islamabad
 30 June:  Campaign against Drug Abuse
 14 August: The 40th Anniversary of Independence
7 September: Air Force Day
  The set of 10 stamps was issued on 7th September which is celebrated as the air Force Day.

Pakistan is country which is a tourists haven. It offers 1200 kilometres long sea shore along the Arabian sea, vast stretches of deserts and green fields and snow covered mountains wit6h five of the 14 Eight Thousanders located in its North. The Karakoram Highway, the KKH, is one of the eighth wonder of the world which bridges the borders of Pakistan and China t the height of 15,397 ft (4,693 m) above sea level. The set of four stamps depicts the KKH issued on 1 October 1987.
 1 October: Tourism - Karakoram Highway
 8 October: Mausoleum of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai, National Poet of Sindh
 7 November: The 100th Anniversary of Dayaram Jethmal Sindh Science College, Karachi
 9 December: The 25th Anniversary of College of Physicians and Surgeons
 15 December: International Year of Shelter for the Homeless
 20 December: The 100th Anniversary of Cathedral Church of the Resurrection, Lahore
 28 December: The 40th Anniversary of Pakistan Post Office
31 December: Radio Pakistan's New Concept of Broadcasting

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