Pakistan on Second Islamic Summit, Lahore
Complete set of 2 nos. of commemorative postage stamp on the 1st Anniversary of the Islamic Summit :
Issued by Pakistan
Issued on Feb 22, 1975
Design : The stamp is horizontal in format. On the left hand side of the stamp is depicted the design of the commemorative column proposed to be erected in front of the Assembly Hall at Lahore where the Islamic Summit was held from February 22, 1974. This is surrounded in concentric circles by symbolic reproductions in original colours of the flags of the countries who participated in the Lahore Summit.
On the right hand side is the portrait of Mr. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan, who in this capacity was elected the President of the Conference and at whose initiative, combined with that of His Majesty King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, the Second Islamic Summit was held at Lahore from February 22, 1974.
At the base is an inscription in Arabic stylised characters meaning all Muslims are brothers.
Designer : Adil Salahuddin
Type : Stamps, Postal Used
Denominations : 20 Paisa and Re. 1/-
Colours : Process colours (Blue, Red, Yellow and Black)
Size of Stamp : 50.8 x 35.2 mm
Size of Print : 47.8 x 32.2 mm
Perforation Gauge : 13 x 13 (C)
Quantity Printed :
20 Paisa : 10,00,000 Stamps
Re. 1/- : 5,00,000 Stamps
No. of Stamps in each sheet : 50 (fifty)
Process of Printing : Litho Offset
Printers : The Pakistan Security Printing Corporation Ltd., Karachi
- In the economic field, the recommendations of the eight-nation Committee set up by the Lahore Summit have covered a wide field. The Committee’s main concern was to so regulate international trade as to put an end to the exploitation of the developing countries by the developed ones. The institutional framework envisaged in the recommendations is nearing realization.
- The Second Islamic Summit held at Lahore will always be remembered as a red-letter day in the history of Muslim Renaissance. The Father of the Nation, Quaid–i–Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, rightly regarded the birth of Pakistan not as an isolated phenomenon but a part of the world-wide resurgence of the Muslims.
- Since her creation in 1947, the promotion of Islamic solidarity has been the cherished goal of Pakistan and the cornerstone of her foreign policy. Under the Permanent Constitution of 1973, it is a constitutional obligation as well, which Pakistan is fulfilling under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
- Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto who has been active in politics since 1954, became Commerce Minister in 1958 at the age of 30 – the youngest ever Federal Minister in Pakistan’s history. He held various portfolios and in 1963 he became Foreign Minister, in which capacity he completely re-oriented the foreign policy. He resigned from Ayub Government in 1966 on account of policy differences. The Pakistan People’s Party, founded and led by him, was given an overwhelming mandate in West Pakistan in the 1970 elections. He took over as President on 20th December, 1971, after the forced secession of East Pakistan. With the introduction of the permanent constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan he was elected Prime Minister and sworn in on 14 August, 1973.
- Mr. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto has always been inspired by a grand vision of Muslim renaissance. Forging of ever closer fraternal ties between Pakistan and other Islamic states has been the guiding principle of his Government’s policy. His efforts in this direction took him to one of the highest points in his career; he first convened and organised, and then presided over the Second Islamic Summit Conference at Lahore from 22 to 24 February, 1974.
- Issued by The Director-General, Pakistan Post Office, Karachi.