Sunday, May 5, 2019

Pakistan Postage Stamps - 2005

The theme for the first stamp of the year was "Dialogue between civilizations surprising resemblance" - A set of two stamps showed portraits of two great poets of Pakistan and Romania: Allama Muhammad Iqbal (national poet of Pakistan. Besides being a poet, he wa a philosopher and politician, as well as an academic, barrister and scholar in British India who is widely regarded as having inspired the Pakistan Movement. He is called the "Spiritual Father of Pakistan." He is considered one of the most important figures in Urdu literature, with literary work in both Urdu and Persian.) and Mihai Eminescu (Romania - a Romantic poet, novelist, and journalist, generally regarded as the most famous and influential Romanian poet, as well as the first modern poet in Romanian literature.). 
14 January 2005:Pakistan-Romanian Friendship
14 January 2005: Writers of Pakistan - Ahmed Ali

Ahmed Ali (1910 - 1994) was a novelist, poet, critic, translator, diplomat and scholar. He is also known as a pioneer of the modem Urdu short story. He was awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) Award in 1980 by the President of Pakistan.
18 January 2005: Writers of Pakistan - Saadat Hasan Manto
Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-1955) was a writer, playwright and author. His best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Manto was known to write about the hard truths of society that no one dared to talk about. He is best known for his stories about the partition of India. He is acknowledged as one of the finest 20th century Urdu writers.

On the fiftieth anniversary of his death, Manto was commemorated on a Pakistani postage stamp (as above). On 14 August 2012 Saadat Hasan Manto was posthumously awarded the Nishan-e-Imtiaz award (Distinguished Service to Pakistan Award) by the Government of Pakistan.
 23 March 2005: National Day - Pakistan Air Force "Breaking the Barriers"

2 April 2005: 100th Anniversary of Command and Staff College Quetta
The original building of Command and Staff College (left - now turned into museum) and present building of the college (right, inaugurated 1976)

The Command and Staff College is a Pakistani military training institution where officers receive staff training and education. It was temporarily established in 1905 at Deolali and later shifted to Quetta in 1907, Baluchistan, British India, now in Pakistan. It has been the alma mater of many renowned soldiers from countries all around the world. Some prestigious high ranking graduates of this premier institution include: Field Marshals Wavell, Montgomery, Auchinleck and Slim (UK), Blarney (Australia), Ayub Khan (Pakistan) and Manekshaw (India). [ Read More ]
 23 April 2005: 85th Anniversary of Turkish Grand National Assembly
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and Muhammad Ali Jinnah are two great Muslim leaders who are revered and honoured by their countries and the world for laying down foundation of their countries. The set of stamps issued on the occasion of 85th Anniversary of Turkish Grand National Assembly showed portraits of both these great leaders.
FDC issued on the occasion
30 April 2005: The 50th Anniversary of Institute of Business Administration, Karachi
25 May 200:5 The 95th Anniversary of Islamia High School, Quetta
30 June 2005: Poets of Pakistan - The 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Akhtar Shairani, 1905-1948
15 July 2005: World Summit on the Information Society, Tunis

Abdur Rahmān Mohmand (1632–1706), commonly known as Rehman Baba, was a renowned Pashtun Sufi Dervish and poet from Peshawar in the Mughal Empire (modern-day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan). He, along with his contemporary Khushal Khan Khattak, is considered one of the most popular poets among the Pashtuns in Pakistan and Afghanistan. His poetry expresses a peaceful mystical side of local culture which is becoming increasingly threatened by less tolerant interpretations of Islam. [Read more at Wikipedia]
 4 August 2005: Poets of Pakistan - Rehman Baba
10 September 2005: Lahore Marathon 
1 October 2005: Medicinal Plants of Pakistan Series: Mushrooms
The Mushrooms species shown are: Cantharellus Cibarius, Boletus Luridus, Tricholama Gamb,  Amanita Ceasarea, Lepiota Procera,  Agaricus Arvensis, Clitocybe Geotropa, Morchella Vulgaris, manita Vaginata, Coprinus Camatus 
27 October 2005: Help Earthquake Victims
5. November 2005: International Year of Sport and Physical Education
 12 November 2005: The 20th Anniversary of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation or SAARC
18 November 2005: Writers of Pakistan - Khawaja Sarwar Hasan
 20 November 2005: The 30th Anniversary of SOS Children's Villages of Pakistan
 8 December 2005: World Men Team Squash Championship, Islamabad

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