It is the proud privilege of Pakistan to host the 5th Asian Congress of Paediatric Surgery. Indeed it is the first time that an International meeting in any branch of Surgery is being held in Pakistan. The Asian Congress is held every two years. The first meeting was held in Tokyo (Japan) in 1972 at which the Asian Association of Paediatric Surgeons was founded. A great majority of the Asian Countries are represented in this Association and Pakistan is also one of its members.
To commemorate the 5th Asian Congress of Paediatric Surgery, Pakistan Post Office is issuing a postage stamp of 50 paisa value on 16th February, 1980.