Monday, May 27, 2019

Pakistan Postage Stamps - 1994

1994 was a great year for Pakistan for it was the year when Pakistan defeated the Netherlands 1–1 (4–3 on penalties) in the final of the World Hockey Cup to lift the trophy. The 1994 Men's Hockey World Cup was the eighth edition of the Hockey World Cup, the quadrennial world championship for men's national field hockey teams organized by the FIH. It was held from 23 November to 4 December 1994 in Sydney, Australia.
The Pakistan Post thus issued its last stramp of the year on 31st December to commemorate the feats of hockey team of Pakistan which had the distinct honour of having won the World Cup Hockey championship four times; 1971, 1978, 1982 and the current year 1994.
11 April: The 75th Anniversary of International Labour Organization
20 April: Ratification of International Biological Diversity Convention
Pattan Jot,  Wet Land,  Mahseer Fish,  Brown Bear
15 May: International Year of the Family
11 July: World Population Day

 Year 1994 continued with the Pioneers of Freedom stamps. On 11th May, a sheet of 8 stamps was issued to honour those who actively participated in the Pakistan Movement under Quaid e  Azam Muhammad ali Jinnah:
Nawab Mohsin-ul-Mulk, Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto, Nawab Wiqar-ul-Mulk, Pir Ellahi Bux, Sir Shah Abdul Qadir, Dr. Sir Ziauddin Ahmed, Jam Mir G. Qadir Khan, Sardar Aurangzeb Khan
19 August: The 26th Anniversary of Indonesia-Pakistan Economic and Cultural Cooperation or IPECC. The two vase depict  Lombok Pottery (Indonesia) and Hala Pottery (Pakistan)
8 September: International Literacy Day

On the eve of death anniversary of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, a set of twelve definitive series stamps was issued on 11 September 1994:






22 September: The 2nd SAARC and the 12th National Scouts Jamboree, Quetta
7 October:  The 1st International Festival of Islamic Artisans at Work, Islamabad
18 October: Medicinal Plants of Pakistan series - Hyoscyamus niger
27 October: The 1000th Anniversary of Persian National Epic "Shahnama" written by Persian poet Hakim Abu Qasim Firdousi 
27 December: The 100th Anniversary of Lahore Museum
A spectacular view of the Lahore Museum [Photo: Wikipedia]

Founded in 1865 during the British colonial period, Lahore Museum is Pakistan’s most visited and highly regarded museums. The massive building was designed by the well-known Lahori architect, Sir Ganga Ram. The museum, along with the Zamzama Gun located directly in front of the building, were made famous in the celebrated British novel Kim, written by Rudyard Kipling - whose father was one of the museum’s first curator. 
A priceless stone sculpture of the Fasting Buddha at Lahore Museum [Photo: Wikipedia]

The museum is now also renowned for its extensive collection of Buddhist art from the ancient Indo-Greek and Gandhara kingdoms.

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