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Pakistan postage stamp honours Christian leader

Islamabad (AsiaNews): Dewan Bahadur S.P. Singha, a Christian leader who, as a member of the Punjab Assembly, supported the partition of British India and the creation of Pakistan in 1947, has been honoured with a commemorative postage stamp issued by the Pakistan Post Office.

Christian and Muslim leaders welcomed the initiative, calling it an important step toward recognising the role played by minorities in nation building.

A mock-up of the stamp was unveiled on April 30 at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, the presidential residence of Pakistan.

Speaking at the ceremony, the president, Mamnoon Hussain, said that dynamic nations always remember those who serve their country. He said Dewan Bahadur had rendered unforgettable service toward the establishment of Pakistan for which the nation was thankful.

Suneel Malik, the director of the Foundation Peace and Human Development, said, “It is very important to acknowledge the contribution made by minorities in the creation of Pakistan.” 

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