Friday, May 24, 2019

Pakistan Postage Stamps - 1992

Year 1992 was a great year for Pakistan for it was this year that Pakistan Cricket Team under Imran Khan won its first Cricket World Cup title, which was the fifth staging of the Cricket World Cup. The 1992 World Cup was the first to feature coloured player clothing, white cricket balls and black sights-screens with a number of matches being played under floodlights. 
The winning Pakistan Team [Photo]

The final was played on 25 March 1992 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia, and finished with Pakistan beating England by 22 runs in the final to become the World Cup champions for the first time. This was Imran Khan's last ODI. Was Akram was declared as the player of the match.
To commemorate the superb winning, Pakistan Post issued a set of three stamps for the denomination of Rs 2, Rs 5 and Rs 7. on 27th April 1992 and joined the nation in celebrating its first world cup win.  
The Rs 2 stamp (top) features a photo of Skipper Imran Khan along with the trophy. The Rs 7 stamp (in middle) features the celebrations, fire works in background while Pakistan flag, Crystal trophy and a white cricket ball showing the map of hosts, Australia and New Zealand, printed on one half of the ball. The Rs 5 stamp shows the flags of all nine participating nations and Pakistan flag is flying above the rest.
The FDC was also issued on the occasion.

Rest of the stamps issued during the year are as under:
 8. April The 1st Anniversary of Muslim Commercial Bank Privatisation
On the eve of National Seminar on Philately, Multan, 15 April 1992, a set of six stamps of denomination Rs.1, 1.50, 2, 3, 4 and 5 with portrait of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was issued.
 7. June International Space Year
5. July  New Definitive Series - Exports of Pakistan (showing surgical instruments, leather good and sports gear)
 25. July Population Day

Continuing with the series of stamps on the Pioneers of Freedom, Pakistan Post issued a set of three stamps on 14th August 1992:
 Syed Suleman Nadvi, Nawab Iftikhar Hussain Khan Mamdot, Maulana Muhammad Shibli Naumani
 23. August The 4th Islamic Scouts Conference and the 6th Islamic Scouts Jamboree, Islamabad
 1. November The 100th Anniversary of Islamia College, Lahore
 22. November  Medicinal Plants of Pakistan - Viola odorata
28. November Extraordinary Ministerial Council Session of Economic Co-operation Organization, Islamabad
5. December  International Conference on Nutrition, Rome
 14. December Islamic Cultural Heritage, showing Al-Hamra Place, Granada Spain
31. December Fauna - Wildlife Series -Water Birds
The species of ducks shown are Anas platyrhynchos, Anser anser, Anas strepera, Tadorna tadorna, 

References: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
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