Tuesday, February 23, 2010

#086 Pakistan...Thanks Salman!

The first stamp on the cover was issued in 2006 commemorating 1st anniversary of earthquake in Kashmir. Nearly 75,000 people died in the earthquake.

The 2 stamps next are Allama Iqbal and Mihai Eminescu: Dialogue between civilizations issued in 2005 to celebrate Friendship with Romania.

The stamps, each having a denomination of Rs5, bear the portraits of the two poets and also the flags of Pakistan and Romania. On one of the stamps, the 20-feet-high monument is depicted, which was built in 2004 in Islamabad to mark the resemblance in the two poets' works.

The red stamp was issued in 2009 to celebrate the 60 years of People's Republic of China.

The stamp on the upper-right corner was issued in 2009 for the 10th ECO Summit held at Tehran.

The pigion stamp on the second row was issued in 2009 with the title "United for Peace".

The 3rd stamp on the second row is from 2005 Medical Plant issue depicting Chamomilla from Asteraceae.Chamomile is sometimes known as "the plant doctor", because it is thought to help the growth and health of many other plants, especially ones that produce essential oils.The flower is used medicinally against sore stomach, irritable bowel syndrome, and as a gentle sleep aid. It is also used as a mild laxative and is anti-inflammatory and bactericidal. It can be taken as a herbal tea.

The trangular stamp is from 2009 National Year of Environment issue depicting Jasmine from Oleaceae,which is national flower of Pakistan.

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