In honour of the "International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development" Pakistan Post released a series of four postage stamps, showing the countries highest mountains, K2 (8'611 m). Nanga Parbat (8'126 m), Gasherbrum I (8'080 m), and Broad Peak (8'051 m).
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution, adopted on 4 December, recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness of the rich heritage of various civilizations and in bringing about a better appreciation of the inherent values of different cultures, thereby contributing to the strengthening of peace in the world”.
Quantity: 0.1 million each design (source: Pakistan Post)
The illustration of the First Day Cover shows the K2 (8'611 m) at the left (below the digit "L" of Developent), the Broad Peak (8'051 m) in the center and the summits of Gasherbrum IV (7'932 m), III (7'946 m) and II (8'034 m) at the right. In front of the Gasherbrum III is the Gasherbrum V (7'147 m).