Postmaster General Punjab and Rector FCC unveil FCC Commemorative Stamp

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On Monday 9 June 2014, the Postmaster General Punjab Province Lahore Fakir Syed Shaharyaruddin and the Rector FCC Dr James Tebbe, unveiled a commemorative postage stamp highlighting 150 years of Forman Christian College (FCC). Mr Sikander Jalal, Joint Secretary Ministry of Postal Services & Communications, also participated in the unveiling. Other distinguished guests from Pakistan Post Lahore included Postmaster General Ms Robina Tayyab, Deputy Postmaster General (Administration) Syed Shoaib Ali Jaffri, Deputy Postmaster General (Operations) Dr Muhammad Akram Nawaz and Chief Postmaster Mr Rizwan Qadeer. Mr Muhammad Shakoor, Assistant Deputy Director General (Philately), came from Pakistan Post Islamabad and Deputy Secretary Dr Munir A Khan from the Ministry of Postal Services & Communications, Islamabad. Deans and senior staff from FCC also attended the function.

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The stamp depicts Sinclair Hall which was constructed to mark the centenary of FCC and named after a dedicated Principal, Dr E J Sinclair who served FCC for over fifty years as a faculty member and from 1962-1968 as Principal. The building was designed by architect Nasreddin Murat Khan who also designed the Minar-e-Pakistan. The depiction is by watercolour artist Anjum Zaheer.

Fakir Syed Shaharyaruddin and Mr Sikander Jalal, who are both Formanites, shared their memories of FCC and congratulated their alma mater on successfully completing 150 years of service to the nation. A presentation on Pakistani Philately by renowned historian Fakir Syed Aijazuddin concluded the event.

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Author: Communications Office

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