Remembering Jalib: Pakistan Post issues commemorative stamp

The commemorative stamps issued on his 21st death anniversary, are priced at Rs15.


Web Desk March 12, 2014
March 12 marks the death anniversary of the revolutionary poet. PHOTO: FILE

Pakistan Post has issued a commemorative stamp to honour the revolutionary poet Habib Jalib on Wednesday.

The commemorative stamp, part of Pakistan Post's Men of Letters series, is priced at Rs15.

The commemorative postage stamp would be available for sale from March 12, 2014 at all the important Post Offices in Pakistan.

The first day of issue cover and leaflet were also available for rupees five and Rs10 each respectively.

March 12 marks the 21st death anniversary of the revolutionary poet.

A special postmark was used to service the first day of issue cover at the Philatelic Bureau, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, National Philatelic Bureau, Islamabad and other cities.

COMMENTS (1)

Naveed Ikram | 7 years ago | Reply

It was self same Nawaz Sharif, who was Chief Minister, Punjab when Jalib's book were banned in Punjab.

Some policeman purposely used to stand near Muslim Masjid (Lohari Date Lahore) and would pounce on anybody asking for a Jalib Book from the the publisher (They would never ask the publisher not to sell these as he was a JI man).

Now all is lost. Stamp or no stamp. Jalib is no just a memory and that too for handful of people. Moulaza Aziz & Shahid Ullah Shahid are only relevant references today. Dreams to change the society for the better are dead and buried.

One one the regrets remains that Nawaz Sharif & Co contributed so much to all this catastrophe and so actively!

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