If you are an aspiring musician or just a die-hard fan and the picture of our founder Quaid-e-Azam on your mail delivery isn’t really exciting you, the government has a great offer for you — commemorative postage stamps of Malika-e-Tarannum Noor Jahan.
Pakistan Post issued these dedicatory stamps on Friday in all important post offices in the country. The stamp is for Rs8 and will also be available for overseas orders.
Born in a Punjabi family of musicians, Begum Noor Jahan was one of the legendary singers and actors in Pakistan.
She was the first woman to record a qawwali for a South Asian film in 1945 and gained immense popularity for her patriotic songs during the 1965 war between India and Pakistan.
Having sung almost 10,000 songs, Begum Noor Jahan holds the highest record of film songs in Pakistani cinema.
In honour of her selfless contribution, around half a million of these stamps have been printed.
The stamp has been designed by Adil Salahuddin, who has also been awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz for his efforts.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 21st, 2013.