Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Towers of Friendship: Joint Commemorative Pakistan-Iran Stamps

Pakistan and Iran issued a set of three commemorative stamps jointly on 29 August bearing the two towers: The Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore Pakistan and the Milad Tower, Tehran Iran, as shown above. All three stamps have a face value of Rs. 8. The first stamp (above left) shows both the towers and the flags of Pakistan and Iran. The stamp in the centre above shows the Milad Tower, while the stamp on the right above shows the Minar-e-Pakistan.

Milad Tower, or the Burj-e-Milad, is the tallest tower in Iran, which stands 435 m (1,427 ft) high from base to tip of the antenna. Minar-e-Pakistan, or the Pakistan Tower, has a height of 60 m (181 feet from its base). The two towers symbolize the immense friendly relations between the two countries.



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