Message Sent- Life and work of Adil Salahuddin
The book launch of veteran stamp designer Adil Salahuddin recently took place at Alliance Francaise Karachi.
Complited by the author, Arshi Ahmad-Aziz, the book is about Salahuddin’s journey as Pakistan‘s most prolific stamp designer. Featuring sketches and numerous stamps designed and printed over a 37-year long career with the Pakistan Security Printing Corporation (PSPC), it is a collector’s treat.
The event at the Alliance Francaise Karachi was attended by leading intellectuals from the field of stamps. Among the panel included Iqbal Nanji, President of the Pakistan Philately Society, Akbar Dero, Post Master General, Dr. Kaleemullah Lashari, Historian, and Dr. Asma Ibrahim, Director State Bank Museum & Art Gallery. The main discussed revolved around the significance of stamps, their preservation and history relevance. The event was moderated by Nilofur Farrukh (Critic, Curator and Activist).
Other prestigious guests included Consul Generals, academia, designers, architects and stalwarts of the creative community.
Adil Salahuddin is a graduate in miniature painting from NCA, Lahore. He is Pakistan’s foremost stamp designer with over 2000 stamp designs to his name, of which 400 have been printed including 50 for foreign countries. He is the recipient of Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Pride of Performance by Government of Pakistan.