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Friday, August 21, 2009

IPECC Commemoration (February 5, 1978)

A lady in regional costume of Capital Area i.e. Rawalpindi-Islamabad is shown against a floral arch depicted from the fort, which is a monumental repr-esentation of our cultural heritage. The Indonesia -Pakistan Economic and Cultural Cooperation Organization (IPECC) is a bilateral arr-angement between the two countries aiming at closer economic, technical and cultural cooperation and promoting economic advancement and welfare of the people of Indonesia and Pakistan. The decision to form this organization was taken in September, 1964 by the Heads of States of the Republic of Indonesia and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and this Organization came into being on August 19, 1968.
To high light Co-operation between the two countries, the Postal Administrations of Indonesia and Pakistan decided to issue Commemorative Stamps and the theme selected for the stamps was the Tra-ditional Costumes of the capital areas of the two countries i.e. of Jakarta and Rawalpindi — Islamabad Regions. Accordingly, Indonesian Postal Administra-tion issued a Stamp on IPECC on 19-8-1977, depict-ing Traditional male Costume of Jakarta Region and Pakistan is issuing its Commemorative Stamp of 75 Paisa denomination on 5th February, 1978 depicting Traditional Costume (Female) of Rawalpindi-Islamabad Region.