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 Quaid-i-Azam Mahomed Ali Jinnah

Quaid-i-Azam Mahomed Ali Jinnah

A set of two commemorative postage stamps on the 16th Death Anniversary of QuaidiAzam Muhammed Ali Jinnah :

National Mausoleum : Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali JinnahJinnah Mausoleum, Jamshed, KarachiIssued by Pakistan

Issued on Sep 11, 1964

Design : The main subject of the stamps is the Mausoleum of Quaid-i-Azam. The words “16th Death Anniversary of Quaid-i-Azam”, the date of birth, the date of death also appear on the stamps along with the denomination and the words “Pakistan” in Urdu, Bengali and English.

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination : 15 and 50 Paisa

Colour :
15 Paisa  Green
50 Paisa  Grey

Size of Stamps :
15 Paisa 39 x 25.1 mm.
50 Paisa  28.6 x 34 mm.

Size of Print :
15 Paisa 36 x 22 mm.
50 Paisa  26 x 31.5 mm.

Perforation Gauge :
15 Paisa 13 x 13½ (c)
50 Paisa – 13 x 13 (c)

Quantity Printed :
15 Paisa – 15,00,000
50 Paisa – 7,00,000

Number of stamps in each sheet : 50

Process of Printing : Intaglio

Printers : The Pakistan Security Printing Corporation Ltd., Karachi

About : 

  • Founder of Pakistan, Mahomed Ali Jinnah, called by the nation “QuaidiAzam” – Great Leader – was born in Karachi on December 25, 1876. He got his early education in Karachi. Since boyhood, he was brilliant and promising, zealously devoted to his studies and fired with the ambition to grow up to be a great man. No wonder he did achieve greatness by his extraordinary qualities of mind and determination.
  • After passing the Matriculation examination at the age of 16, he left for England where in 1896, he qualified himself as Barrister-at-Law from the Lincoln’s Inn. Back in India, he started practising as a lawyer in Karachi at the age of 20. Later he moved to Bombay where he established a very successful practice. He began taking part in the country’s freedom movement since the early nineties. In 1910, he was elected to the Imperial Legislative Council. He remained associated with the Council and its successor, the Central Assembly, for over 30 years. In 1913, he joined the Muslim League, an organisation formed in 1906, to safeguard the legitimate interests of the Indian Muslims, who numbered about one third of the country’s population. He became President of the All India Muslim League in 1916. Throughout his subsequent political career, he fought fervently for the just interests of the Indian Muslims, and championed their cause with devotion and courage.
  • Convinced by the past experience that as a minority community, the political interests of Muslims and their distinct cultural identity could never remain safe after the withdrawal of British rule from the Indo-Pakistan sub-continent, he put forward the plan envisaging the establishment of a separate homeland – Pakistan – in the areas where the Muslims were in Majority. In 1940, the famous Pakistan Resolution was passed at Lahore demanding the creation of Pakistan as an independent, sovereign country. Thereafter, the achievement of Pakistan as a separate homeland became Jinnah‘s dominant aim which he steadfastly pursued, and by dint of his exceptional statesmanship, constitutional acumen, and intelligent advocacy, he ultimately succeeded in getting the Pakistan idea accepted by the Indian National Congress – a predominantly Hindu political organisation – as well as the British Government.
  • Quaid-i-Azam Mahomed Ali Jinnah became the first Governor-General of Pakistan after its emergence as a new country on the 14th August, 1947. He died in Karachi on the 11th September, 1948.
  • With the compliments of the Director-General, Pakistan Post Office, Karachi.
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