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 Pakistan against Racism and Racial Discrimination
March 21, 1971

Pakistan against Racism and Racial Discrimination

Complete set of 2 nos. of commemorative postage stamp on the International Year for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination :

Men of Different RacesInternational Year of Mobilization against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia & Related IntoleranceIssued by Pakistan

Issued on Mar 21, 1971

Design : The format of the stamp in both the values is vertical. The design for both the values is also similar except for the difference in colour of the background and the caption.

The top portion of the stamps bears the caption “International Year for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination” in brick red colour in the 20-Paisa stamp and mauve colour in the 50-Paisa stamp. Four abstract human figures, representing the main racial groups in yellow, white, black and brown colours, with arms entwined, form the subject of the design against brick-red background in the 20-Paisa stamp and mauve background in the 50-Paisa stamp. On the top left of the stamp is reproduced as an inset the design adopted by the UNO in this behalf. The value, the words “Postage”, “Paisa” and “Pakistan” in English or in black colour while the word “Pakistan” in Bengali and Urdu, placed at the bottom of the stamp, is in yellow against a white background.

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination : 20 & 50 Paisa

Colour :
20 Paisa  Brick red, Yellow, BrownBlack
50 Paisa  Mauve, Yellow, Brown, Black

Size of stamp : 49.2 x 30.7 mm.

Size of print : 46.2 x 27.7 mm.

Perforation gauge : 13 x 13 (C)

Quantity Printed :
20-Paisa – 15,00,000
50-Paisa – 10,00,000

Number of stamps in each sheet : 50

Process of printing : Litho Offset

Printers : The Pakistan Security Printing Corporation Ltd., Karachi

About : 

  • 1971 is being celebrated as the International Year for Action to combat Racism and Racial Discrimination. This is in pursuance of the General Assembly Resolution No. 2446 (XXIII) of 19th December 1968 entitled “Measures to achieve the rapid and total elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination in general and of the policy of Apartheid in particular”. The said Resolution was adopted by the General Assembly as a result of the recommendations made at the 25th plenary meeting of the International Conference on Human Rights, held at Tehran (Iran) on 12th May 1968.
  • The purpose of the observance of the International Year for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination is to achieve substantial progress in eliminating all forms and manifestations of racism and racial discrimination (including the policies of Apartheid) and in ensuring equality for all and full enjoyment by all of the civil and political rights and economic, social and cultural rights as well as the rights of peoples to self-determination without any distinctions such as race, colour, national or ethnic origin, and thereby to promote further respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms throughout the world.
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