A commemorative postage stamp on the 50th Anniversary of the Hashemites (House of Hashim), royal family of Jordan :
Issued by Pakistan
Issued on Dec 25, 1971
Issued for : To commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (1921-1971), Pakistan Post Office is issuing a postage stamp of 20-Paisa denomination on 25th December 1971.
Design : The format of the stamp is horizontal. The portrait of King Hussein of Jordan is framed in a green decorative pattern on the left side of the stamp. The flag of Jordan is on the top right hand side against a light turquoise blue background. Below the flag are placed the words ‘Fiftieth Anniversary of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan – 1921-1971′. The word ‘Fiftieth’ is in red and white and the rest of the lettering is in black. The words ‘Pakistan‘ ‘Postage’ and ‘Paisa’ are in green. The value ’20’ on the right bottom corner is in turquoise. A turquoise strip runs at the bottom of the stamp with the words ‘Pakistan‘ in Bengali and Urdu in white.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Denomination : 20 Paisa
Colour : Black, Red, Green and Blue
Size of stamp : 44.5 x 32.5 m.m.
Size of Print : 41.5 x 29.5 m.m.
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
- Jordan, an Arab country, lies south of Syria, west of Iraq, north of Saudi Arabia and east of the occupied part of Palestine. The port of Aqaba in the far south gives Jordan a narrow outlet to the Red Sea. Since the beginning of time, Jordan served as a stage for the rise and fall of successive civilizations, both indigenous and foreign, which have greatly influenced the course of human progress. The total area of the country including the West Bank is 37,500 sq. miles.
- Pakistan which has very cordial relations with Jordan provides that country with training assistance in a number of fields including irrigation, telecommunications and banking. A number of cultural scholarships are also provided every year to the Jordanian students for studies in Arabic language. The trade relations between the two countries have been successively strengthened. Exports from Pakistan have been gradually increasing. Phosphate is Pakistan‘s main import from Jordan.
- Jordan has been extending valuable support to Pakistan on various occasions such as the Islamic Summit at Rabat in 1969.
- Jordan is a constitutional monarchy. The King is head of the state and appoints the Prime Minister. There is a bi-cameral legislature. The Senate is appointed by the King. The House of Deputies is elected.