Muhammad Arif Balgamwala(Tamgha-e-Imtiaz), a well-known businessman, former MC member, former Chairman Diplomatic Sub-Committee Karachi Chamber of Commerce (KCCI), former Chairman Pakistan Chemicals & Dyes Merchants Association PCDMA, has been honored the first Pakistani to present his collection at the international Stamp exhibition
“Monaco Phil 2022”. This was the first time in the last 25 years’ history that Pakistan has been invited to participate in Monaco for participation in the exhibition, where Arif Balgamwala made Pakistanis proud by exhibition rare covers of British Indian Airmail 1911-1936. Which were highly appreciated, and awarded him with medal and certificate of appreciation. The exhibition was inaugurated by the Head of the State, Prince Albert II. The exhibition Monaco Phil 2022 took place at Club De Monte Carlo.
In this exhibition, 100 top stamp icons of the world participated. Arif Balgamwala also has the unique honor of winning 3 gold medals in the worldwide stamp exhibitions held in the year 2022.
He has made Pakistan famous all over the world by winning 3 consecutive gold medals in Dubai Expo 22, London 2022 and Helvetia 2022 Stamp exhibition held in Lugano Switzerland.Karachi Chamber of Commerce (KCCI)also honoring title “Father of Philately” in Pakistan on 26th Sept 2022, while PCDMA honoring “Living legend of Philately” in Pakistan on 30th Sept 2022.