Wednesday, January 20, 2010

An awesome Pakistani cover!

Another lovely cover sent from Islamabad, Pakistan! Thank you sooo much, Ehsan Ur Rehman!
In fact, this is a FDC issued by Pakistan Post on 15 August 2009 to commemorate the URS (death anniversary) of Hazrat Musa Pak Shaheed, a Sufi saint. The first stamp from the left was issued in 1998 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948, predicated on the belief that everyone is entitled to freedom without any distinction based on race, color, sex, language, religion, national origin or birth.
Issued on 26 May 2007, the third stamp shows a portrait of Mr. Hugh Catchpole, an Englishman who gave seventy years of his life imparting education to students in Pakistan. The year 2007 marks the centenary of Hugh Catchpole’s birth. He came to India in 1928. He died at the age of 90 in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Lastly, we have a lovely stamp from the "21st International Congress of Ophthalmology, Islamabad" series, issued on 11 September 1998. The Ophthalmological Society of Pakistan is actively involved in eradicating blindness in Pakistan. It has followed a concerted strategy to eliminate preventable eye diseases lke Trachoma, Cataract and Glaucoma etc. The Society arranges eye camps in the remotest areas of the country for free medical care.

This cover was postmarked in Islamabad on 26 Dec 2009 and reached me on 11 Jan 2010.
That's all folks! See you again soon!

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