First General Elections of Pakistan (Provincial Assemblies)

A commemorative postage stamp on the Pakistani General Election (Provincial Assemblies), 1970 :

Flag and InscriptionIssued by Pakistan

Issued on Dec 17, 1970

Design : The format of the stamp is vertical. The top portion bears the flag of Pakistan, the central portion has the words ‘ELECTIONS FOR PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLIES 17th Dec. 1970′ in reverse against pink background. The words ‘PAKISTAN‘ in Urdu, Bengali and English in the left lower corner of the stamp are in green. The value ’20 Paisa’ and the word ‘Postage’ are in the lower right corner of the stamp.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 20 Paisa

Colour : Green, cerise (pink)

Size of stamp : 25 x 36 mm.

Size of print : 23 x 33 mm.

Perforation gauge : 13½ x 13 (c)

Quantity printed : 7,50,000

Number of stamps in each sheet : 50

Process of printing : Litho Offset

Printers : The Pakistan Security Printing Corporation Ltd., Karachi

About : 

  • To build up a healthy political life in the country, the Election Commission has decided to allocate symbols for the candidates from political parties, which are not allowed to be used by individual candidates. For the purpose of allocating symbols to political parties and also to individuals contesting as independents, the Election Commission has prescribed a total number of 55 symbols.
  • Postal ballot system has, also for the first time, been introduced in Pakistan, enabling Government servants (including members of the Armed Forces); holders of public offices and persons in jail or under legal custody to vote by post.

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