PPF launches book on commemorative stamps on armed forces


Staff Reporter

Islamabad—Pakistan Post Foundation (PPF) has issued a book ‘Commemorative postage stamps on Armed Forces of Pakistan’ a collection of all the stamps issued so far paying tribute to armed forces since 1947 till date. The book comprised 68 stamps with the first three stamps issued on October 25, 1965 in recognition of the countless services paid by the Pakistan Army, Navy and Air Force in the 1965 war against India.
The stamps with the title ‘Salute to Army’ had a denomination of 7 paisa, the second one with the title ‘Salute to Navy’ with denomination of 15 paisa and third one ‘Salute to our Air Force’ with denomination of 50 paisa.
The last stamp of the book is ‘The first anniversary of the gruesome incident Army Public School Peshawar’ issued on December16, 2015. The denomination of the stamps is Rs16 with the written message on the stamp ‘Sacrifice, Resilience, Hope and Shall Rise and Shine’. The book gives detailed explanation of each stamp with complete background and pictorial display to apprise general public with the services of national heroes and incidents in which connection the stamps were issued. The price of the book is Rs1,000. The book has a great attraction for the people fond of keeping stamps record which is designed and printed by PPF.