A commemorative postage stamp on the Constitution of the Republic of Pakistan :
Issued by Pakistan
Issued on Jun 8, 1962
Design : The 1962 Constitution Commemorative Postage Stamp is triangular in shape. Its motif is the map of Pakistan interspersed with Jasmine Flowers in full bloom. The word ‘Pakistan‘ in Urdu, English and Bengali appears at the base. On the right hand side appear the words ‘CONSTITUTION 1962’ and on the left is the inscription :–
“You want the world to yield to you!
Imbibe Love, be firm in your Faith
and strive on“………Iqbal.
Designed by : The stamp has been designed by the Pakistan Security Printing Corporation Ltd., Karachi, under the guidance of the Director-General, Pakistan Post Office.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Denomination : 40 Paisa
Colours : Dark Green, Yellowish Green and Grey
Size of the stamp : Base 63.4 mm, sides 44.8 mm
Size of print : Base 50.4 mm, sides 38.00 mm
Perforation : Type 12
Quantity printed : 10,00,000 pieces
Number of stamps in each sheet : 120
Process of printing : Photogravure
Printers : Messrs Courvoisiers S.A., Switzerland
- A system, successful in one country may fail in another having a different conventional, social, political, educational and temperamental background. Parliamentary system of Government, first inherited and subsequently adopted in Pakistan, consequently, failed due to several causes.
- The New Constitution provides for Presidential system of Government, which is more suited to the conditions prevailing in Pakistan. With only one person at the head of affairs as President, who is a representative of the people, with restraint exercised by an independent legislature, members of which being not in a position to interfere in the administration for their personal needs, and, an independent judiciary, the system will, it is confidently hoped, be successful, foster a concept of national unity and promote speedy political and economic growth of the country. There is a provision in the Constitution for the setting up of an Advisory Council of Islamic Ideology, in conformity with the objective for which Pakistan has been established.