Sunday, May 19, 2019

Pakistan Postage Stamps - 1988

Capra falconeri jerdoni locally known as Suleiman Markhor

The markhor (Capra falconeri) is a large Capra species native to Central Asia, Karakoram and the Himalayas. The markhor is the national animal of Pakistan. It is also known as the screw horn goat. It is listed on the IUCN Red List as Near Threatened since 2015.

The Suleiman Markhor (Capra falconeri jerdoni) on the contrary is species of markhor which is found away from the Karakoram and the Himalayas in the south of the Gumal River, mainly in the Sulaiman range and the Torghar Hills of the Toba-Kakar range (District Zhob), and in the Takatu Hills (District Quetta).  Unlike the Karakoram markhor which has screw horns, the Suleiman Markhor has straight twisted horns. They live in a clearer and drier climate at an altitude of between 7500´ and 9000´.

On  29 October, Pakistan Post in its Wildlife Series (Fauna) issued a special stamp of Capra falconeri jerdoni or the Suleiman Markhor.

The other stamps issued during the year 1988 are given herein under:
 9 January: The 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Jamshed Nusserwanjee Mehta, 1886-1952

Jamshed Nusserwanjee Mehta (7 January 1886 – 1 August 1952) was the first elected Mayor of Karachi and remembered as the "Maker of Modern Karachi"
 31 January: World Leprosy Day
 7 April: The 40th Anniversary of the World Health Organization
 8 May: The 125th Anniversary of International Red Cross
  14 August: The 41st Anniversary of Independence
17 September: The XXIV Olympic Games - Seoul, South Korea

22 December: The 75th Anniversary of Islamia College, Peshawar
On the eve of 4th Summit Meeting of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, islamabad on 29 December, Pakistan Post issued three commemorative stamps:

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