KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Friday issued Rs. 50 coin in honour of the services for humanity rendered by famed philanthropist and Chairman ‘Edhi Foundation’ late Abdul Sattar Edhi , ARY News reported.
In a ceremony held at SBP, Governor SBP Ashraf Mehmood Wathra presented the commemorative coin, engraving portrait of late humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi, to Faisal Edhi.
Addressing the ceremony, Wathra stressed that mission of Abdul Sattar Edhi should be taken on for recognition of his services for the welfare of society.
The central bank has issued 50 thousand coins of Rs. 50 which could be availed through the exchange counters of all field offices of SBP.
Earlier, the federal government had decided to issue the coin in the cabinet meeting held on July 15 last year. The SBP was authorized to issue Rs50 Commemorative Coin in recognition of his services to humanity.
The metal composition, shape, dimension and design of Rs50 commemorative coin are as under:
Metal composition: cupronickel, copper 75% and nickel 25%
Dimension: 30.0 mm
Weight: 13.5 grams
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.
There is a side portrait of Abdul Sattar Ehdi in the center. The wording ‘عہد انسانیت عبدالستار ایدھی’ is inscribed above the portrait of Abdul Sattar Edhi. The life span 1928-2016 is inscribed along with the periphery and below the portrait.