A commemorative postage stamp on the 20th Anniversary of the Colombo Plan :
Issued by Pakistan
Issued on Jul 1, 1971
Issued for : The 20th Anniversary of the Colombo Plan is coming off on the 1st July, 1971. To commemorate the occasion the Pakistan Post Office is issuing a postage stamp of 20-Paisa denomination on the said date.
Design : The format of the stamp is horizontal. The stamp bears L shape panel in violet to accommodate the insignia, denomination and country’s name as follows: the insignia appears on the top left corner in black colour; below the insignia, words “Postage”, “Paisa” and the name “Pakistan” in Bengali, Urdu and English appears in black colour; the denomination “20” appears in black in between the words ‘Postage’ and ‘Paisa’. On the right, against white background, appears the picture of the Maple Leaf Cement Factory in black and brown colours, and below it the words “Maple Leaf Cement Factory Daudkhel” in black. On the top appears the caption “20th Anniversary of Colombo Plan 1st July 1971″ in black.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Denomination : 20 Paisa
Colours : Black, Brown and Violet
Size of Stamp : 44.5 x 32.5 mm
Size of Print : 41.5 x 29.5 mm
Perforation Gauge : 13 x 13 – c
Quantity Printed : 15,00,000
Number of Stamps in each sheet : 50
Process of Printing : Litho Offset
Printers : The Pakistan Security Printing Corporation Ltd., Karachi
- The Colombo Plan was conceived and announced at the Commonwealth Foreign Ministers’ Conference held in Colombo in January 1950. Political independence having been achieved, economic development had become an urgent problem in South and South–East Asia. Gradually, as confidence in the Plan and appreciation of its potentialities developed, its membership grew, both of countries within the region and of countries outside the region, from the original seven Commonwealth countries in 1950 to 24 today including 16 non-Commonwealth countries. The area has now extended beyond South and South-East Asia covering a region which extends from Iran in the West to the Philippines in the East, from the Republic of Korea in the North to Indonesia in the South, embracing a population of over 1,000 million people.
- Colombo Plan is a collective concept of the country’s own efforts, assisted by other members, towards economic development. This assistance represents international co-operation which the Colombo Plan embodies. Contributions from member countries are not put into any central fund. There is no master plan for the area of South and South-East Asia, nor any compulsion from outside. The basic factor of the Colombo Plan is that all aid is bilaterally negotiated.