PSS HISTORY written by Nasr-ul-Islam
On a hot humid evening of September 11, 1987 few amateur philatelists of Peshawar, the capital city of North Western Frontier Province (NWFP) gathered at the house of a fellow senior philatelist. While snipping over cups of traditional green tea deliberated how to profligate philately in their part of the world.  After lengthy discussions they decided to launch a philatelic entity in their province.  And the host of this initial gathering Muhammad Nawaz Siddique was asked to be their Chairman emeritus.
 
At that time nobody knew that this bunch of handful amateurish collectors would turn out to be one of the leading philatelic body of the country in the days to come.  Within the next three years the society rose to prominence and from a local philatelic society assumed the role of a major philatelic entity of Pakistan.  The amateurish philatelists turned themselves into eminent philatelists of the country.  The society embarked upon a programmed of pollinating philately in every nook and corner of the country.  For this purpose the society established junior philatelic clubs at high school level, where in the monthly gatherings the upcoming collectors are advised how to build and maintain a good stamp collection.  A stamp market is held in which the stamp dealers open their sales booths and an auction is held after every thirty Roman calendar days.
 
 
Since its inception the society has been working closely with the Pakistan Post Office and had organized National Philatelic Exhibitions since 1990 frequently.  The Pakistan Post Office has honored all these exhibitions by issuing special commemorative Postmarks and souvenir covers.  The Stamp Collector is the official publication of the Peshawar Stamp Society, which is published every sixty days of the Roman calendar. 
In 1998 Peshawar Stamp Society played a vital and founding role in the creation of a National Federation of philatelic bodies, which is now known as Philatelic Federation of Pakistan (PFP). Since then Pakistan has become an active participant on the international philatelic forum.  The members of the society have won several awards at the FIAP and FIP exhibitions.

FUTURE AIMS
The next object of the society is to host a FIAP exhibition in Pakistan. In order to achieve our aim we welcome the philatelic brethren to lend their support in every possible manner.  Their guidance and suggestions will help us to boost our moral and provide required strength to fulfill our dream.  
   
 
 Khyber Bazar, Peshawar 1967
 
Khyber Bazar, Peshawar 1967
 
Clock Tower, Peshawar 2007