Work on design of commemorative coin for late Abdul Sattar Edhi underway on instructions of Prime Minister

Karachi, July 18, 2016 (PPI-OT):The work on design of Rs. 50 commemorative coin in memory of late Abdul Sattar Edhi has been started. The decision to issue commemorative coin was taken by the federal government and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had accorded its approval in the cabinet meeting held on Friday, July 15, 2016. The federal government will decide the final design of the coin. Governor State Bank of Pakistan announced this decision on the instructions of Prime Minister in a condolence gathering held at SBP Karachi for late Mr. Edhi.

The issuance of a commemorative coin, among other steps taken by the government and other organizations, will keep memories of the late philanthropic personality in our history. It is just a token to acknowledge late Edhi’s services to the humanity. The governor of State Bank of Pakistan emphasized, “Those nations who honour their heroes create examples and legacy for their work to be continued in the future generation.”

State Bank of Pakistan would like to thank all those representatives of social sector, civil society, financial industry and philanthropists who attended the commemorative gathering to remember the outstanding services rendered by late Abdul Sattar Edhi for orphans, widows and destitute of the country.

Earlier, SBP had arranged a ‘condolence’ gathering to pay tributes to late Abdul Sattar Edhi who served the needy, the orphans and the downtrodden and whose services have been recognized locally as well as internationally. Speakers remembered late Edhi for filling the void of lack of social welfare services in the country and laying foundation of a sound organization to serve the humanity.

For more information, contact:
Syed Wasimuddin
Chief Spokesman
State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)
Central Directorate
I.I. Chundrigar Road, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-111-727-111
Tel: +92-21-39212562
Fax: +92-21-39212433 – 39212436