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Friday, September 4, 2009

Armed Forces Day (February 13, 1966)

Crests of Army, Navy and Air Force have been shown in circles against yellow background. Colours of respective services i. e. green for Army, blue for Navy and Grey for Air Force have been shown in the circles. The words ‘ARMED FORCES DAY’ and ‘February, 1966’ have been shown on top. Word ‘PAKISTAN’ in English. Urdu and Bengali at the bottom in reverse, in Dark Blue panel. The denomination i.e.l5 Paisa and word ‘Postage’ have been shown on the left and right hand side respectively above the panel.
The Commemorative Postage Stamp will be available for sale on and from 13-2-1966, at all important Post Offices in Pakistan. Philatelic Bureaux at Dacca. Karachi. Lahore, Rawal-pindi and Philatelic Counters at Chittagong. Dacca. Hyderabad. Karachi, Khulna. Lahore. Landi Kotal. Lyallpur. Moenjodaro. Multan, Murree, Peshawar. Quetta. Rajshahi, Saidu Sharif. Sialkot, Sylhet, Torkham and some of the Pakistan Diplomatic Missions abroad.
To commemorate the Armed Forces Day, the Pakistan Post Office is issuing a postage stamp of 15 Paisa denomination on the 13th of February 1966.
The Armed Forces Day is celebrated every year to bring together the Armed Forces and the people of Pakistan. On this day the Armed Forces have an open house so that the people may come and see much of their equipment and machinery which is not open to the public view.
Every year on this day, Nation rejoices in our hard won free-dom and is reminded of our soldiers, sailors and airmen for their sacrifices, achievements, loyalty and patriotism.
The Armed Forces of Pakistan consist of traditional so1dier~ who take pride in their profession. Majority of the service personnel represents the fourth or fifth generation in the service. They have inherited the basic qualities that go into the making of a good soldier, sailor or airman. They have attracted world attention for their extraordinary performances.
Our Armed Forces are a guarantee of our country’s inde-pendence and by their strength, discipline and fitness are ever ready to safeguard the frontiers of our homeland.