KARACHI: Pakistan has won a Gold Medal in the first time history in the International Stamp Exhibition ‘‘Helvetia 2022’’ held in Lugano, Switzerland on 18-22 May 2022.
Prominent Pakistani businessman, philatelist, former Chairman Diplomatic Sub-Committee, Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, former Chairman Pakistan Chemicals & Dyes Merchants Association, M. Arif Balgamwala (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz) Offered a wide range about Pakistan which was very appreciated by the visitors.
In the exhibition, Pakistani businessman, philatelist M. Arif Balgamwala was declared worthy of Gold Medal, which is a big honour for Pakistan. No Pakistani has ever received this award before.
Arif Balgamwala has also the privilege of being the first Pakistani to win three consecutive Gold Medals (Dubai Expo 22, London 2022, Helvetia 2022) for his comprehensive philatelic collections.
Expressing happiness over winning Gold Medal, Arif Balgamwala, while naming his success to Pakistan, said that he is very proud of his country which gave him this position and stature today.
Balgamwala expressed his determination to name Pakistan, saying that he will continue our efforts to expose the soft image of Pakistan to the world.