'Pakistan Stamp Show'

The event at PC Hotel will feature stamps from colonial rule, rare tickets


Our Correspondent March 31, 2019
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KARACHI: A 'Pakistan Stamp Show' organised under the Pakistan Philatelic and Numismatics Forum (PPNF) began at Pearl Continental Hotel on Saturday. The two-day event will continue till Sunday. Postal stamps from colonial rule in Sindh are on display at the exhibition. They were popular internationally for instance the Sindh postal stamp is also called Asia's first ticket. Collections from embassies in Pakistan are also on display.

Besides, the exhibition is showcasing rare tickets from Pakistan and nearly 20 other countries, these include tickets made with clothes, leather, diamonds and three-dimension tickets. PPNF Chairperson and former president, renowned ticket collector Arif Balagamwala said that a competition for the highest number of rare tickets will be held and an award will be presented at the exhibition.

Balagamwala, recipient of the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, inaugurated the exhibition. PPNF President Rafiq Kasbati, Majeed Aziz, Muhammad Haroon, and others including diplomats from Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Vietnam, Russia and Afghanistan and other countries were present on the occasion.

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