State Bank unveils Commemorative coin worth Rs. 50 in memory of Edhi

State Bank unveils Commemorative coin worth Rs. 50 in memory of Edhi

Abdul Sattar Edhi is only social worker who has been honored with a Commemorative coin.

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has launched a special coin on March 31 in honour of late humanitarian and Edhi Foundation Chairman Abdul Sattar Edhi.

Keeping in view, the meritorious services rendered to humanity, the Federal government had directed State Bank of Pakistan for issuing Commemorative Coin in memory of late Abdul Sattar Edhi, a few day after his death on July 15, 2016.

Yesterday on March 31st, an honoring ceremony held at Karachi, Faisal Edhi, son of Abdul Sattar Edhi was present on the occasion. Governor State Bank Ashraf Mahmood Wathra hand over the commemorative coin to Faisal Edhi.

Governor SBP Ashraf Mahmood Wathra paid tribute to the late Abdul Sattar Edhi. He informed the audience that Pakistan had issued only five commemorative coins highlighting personalities including Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Shair-e-Mashrique Allama Muhammed Iqbal, Madar-e-Millat Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed, and now Abdul Sattar Edhi. Edhi is the only social worker who has been honored with a commemorative coin.

Speaking at the ceremony, Faisal Edhi acknowledged Pakistani government and State Bank of Pakistan, for issuing the coin commemorating Edhi’s services to the humanity.

“I intend to continue the mission of Edhi sahib, and I believe that it should be carried on until the end of times, I also urged the citizens to take inspiration from his father, everyone should help take this mission forward, and partake in all services for the humanity”.

The ceremony was attended by Deputy Governor Riaz Riazuddin, Managing Director SBP BSC Qasim Nawaz, other senior officers of the Bank and Edhi Foundation volunteers.

The metal composition of Rs.50 commemorative coin is Cupro-Nickel, 75 percent Copper and 25 percent Nickel. The dimension is 30.0 mm and the weight is 13.5 grams.

The obverse side has the waxing crescent moon and five pointed star facing North West in rising position is in the center. The periphery on the top of the crescent star is inscribed in the wording “Islami Jamhoria Pakistan” in Urdu script.

Below the crescent and at the top of two springs of wheat with arms curved upward, there is the year of death of Abdul Sattar Edhi. The face value of the coin in numeral “50” in bold letters and Rupia in Urdu script are written on the right and left sides of the crescent star respectively

The reverse side has a side portrait of Abdul Sattar Ehdi in the center. The wording is inscribed above the portrait of Abdul Sattar Edhi and the life span 1928-2016 is inscribed along with the periphery and below the portrait.

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