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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Lahore Stamp Exhibition - 2011

Lahore Stamp Exhibition - 2011
General Post Office (G.P.O.)
Shahrah-e-Quaid-i-Azam (The Mall)
October 8 - 9, 2011

To commemorate the World Post Day, Allama Iqbal Stamps Society and Pakistan Philatelic Association organized a two day stamp exhibition on October 8 - 9, 2011 at General Post Office (G.P.O.), Lahore titled "Lahore Stamp Exhibition - 2011". The main objective of this kind of exhibition to promote the philately and commemorate the World Post Day, the event was not a competitive class. Philatelists, whom belong to Lahore, displayed their exhibits on different themes. Mr. Faqir Syed Shahryar-ud-Din (Post Master General) inaugurated the exhibition with Robina Tayyab (Deputy Post Master Genral), Mr. S.M.Masood (President - Pakistan Philatelic Association & Former Federal Minister) and Rizwan Javed Hashmi (Chief Post Master - Lahore G.P.O.). This was very attractive event for the new coming philatelists. On the second day of the event, the exhibition started after the ceremony of World Post Day (UPU Day) and flag raising ceremony, the officials of Pakistan Post visited the exhibition. The exhibitors briefed their exhibits to the officials. Mr. Nasir Hassan (Post Master General - Circle) inaugurated the new website of Philately of Pakistan which created by Mian Sajid Ali of Allama Iqbal Stamps Society. This website is the first of its kind which covers the complete philatelic items of Pakistan Post since 1947 to date. Two commemorative post marks and one souvenir cover issued on the event by Pakistan Philatelic Association.