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 Pakistan on 4th SAF Games, Islamabad
October 20, 1989

Pakistan on 4th SAF Games, Islamabad

A commemorative postage stamp on the 4th South Asian Games, Islamabad :

South Asian Federation Games : South Asia Olympic Council (SAOC)Issued by Pakistan

Issued on Oct 20, 1989

Issued for : To commemorate the 4th SAF Games Islamabad, Pakistan Post Office is issuing a stamp of Re. 1/- denomination on October 20, 1989.

Designer : Adil Salahuddin, Chief Designer (PSPC)

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : Rs. 1/-

Colour : Multi Colour

Size of Stamp : 44.5 x 32.5 mm

Size of Print : 41.5 x 28.5 mm

Perforation : 13C

Paper : 102 gsm dual purpose coated PVA gum

Quantity : One Million

Number of stamps in a sheet : 32 (thirty two) (8 x 4)

Process of Printing : Litho Offset

Printers : Pakistan Security Printing Corporation

About : 

  • The South Asian Sports Federation (SASF) was formed in 1981 with a view to promoting Sports, physical culture, art and ethnic cultures of the member countries as well as good will amongst South Asian Countries. The member countries are; Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Maldives. During a meeting in West Germany in 1981 it was decided that the SAF Games would be hosted annually by one of the members. The Motto of the federation is Peace Perseverance – Progress.
  • The first SAF Games were held in Kathmandu (Nepal) in 1984, followed by games at Dhaka (Bangladesh) in 1985 and in Calcutta (India) in 1987. This year Pakistan is to host the 4th SAF Games in Islamabad.
  • The eight-day SAF Games are scheduled to be held from 20th to 27th October, 1989. Ten disciplines i.e. Athletics, Boxing, Football, Squash, Kabaddi (Asia Style), Table Tennis, Swimming, Weightlifting, Volleyball and Wrestling are being contested. Never before has such an event involving so many disciplines, been held in Pakistan. The unique honour, has come at a time when Pakistan is back in the democratic era.
  • Squash, in which Pakistan occupies a unique international position has been included for the very first time. Due recognition given to squash in the SAF Games may help its inclusion in future at the Asian and Olympic level. Over a 1000 sportsmen and sports women will vie for top honours. Pakistan is fielding the maximum participants and is contesting all disciplines.
  • Holding of the SAF games is a gigantic task and Pakistan has accepted the challenge with full confidence, hoping to make it the finest of all the games held yet. Besides cultural shows, exhibitions and other activities, colourful opening and closing ceremonies have also been planned.
  • (Contributed by South Asia Sports Federation Islamabad).
  • Issued by The Director General, Pakistan Post Office Department, Islamabad.
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