State Bank to issue special coin to honour Abdul Sattar Edhi

Published: July 13, 2016
Abdul Sattar Edhi. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Abdul Sattar Edhi. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will issue a commemorative coin in honour of humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi, who passed away last week.

Speaking to The Express Tribune on Wednesday, a spokesperson for the central bank said the SBP will issue the commemorative coin at a memorial service at its headquarters on Saturday.

The governor and other senior central bankers will be present on the occasion, he added.

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While the spokesperson refused to reveal the denomination of the commemorative coin, he said it would most likely be of a denomination higher than Rs10.

Commemorative coins are typically issued in higher denominations as they are not meant for usual circulation in the economy. Such coins are usually made of copper, zinc and nickel and depict the waxing crescent moon and a five-pointed star.

Last year, the SBP issued a Rs20 commemorative coin to mark the Pakistan-China Year of Friendly Exchange 2015.

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Edhi founded and managed Pakistan’s biggest private social welfare organisation for over six decades. He died last week at the age of 88 and was buried on July 9, following a state funeral attended by the President Mamnoon Hussain and army chief General Raheel Sharif.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Haji Atiya
    Jul 13, 2016 - 5:57PM

    A measly coin ? Why not a 10,000 note ?Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Jul 13, 2016 - 6:25PM

    I cant think of any other man from Pak who gave a positive image to the country. Recommend

  • Benish
    Jul 13, 2016 - 9:41PM

    Good decisionRecommend

  • syed & syed
    Jul 14, 2016 - 12:13AM

    A god decision. I hope the robbers will feel shame and return the looted cash and gold from the office of this legend called EDHI and apologize for keeping him hostageRecommend

  • Zahid
    Jul 14, 2016 - 3:25AM

    Great in honour of Abdul Sattar Edhi thank you SBPRecommend

  • Irfan
    Jul 14, 2016 - 10:31AM

    only 10 rupee?? why not 1000 rupee limited addition.Recommend

  • Rustam
    Jul 14, 2016 - 8:32PM

    @Haji Atiya:
    I wonder what you do get by acting as spoilers!Recommend

  • Shahbaz Yusuf
    Jul 18, 2016 - 7:40AM

    yes, a 100 or 500 note. who better than a humanitarian.Recommend

  • kharal
    Jul 28, 2016 - 2:32PM

    Dont depreciate rupee and do not make coins.. and pictures of jnab Eidhi sahab can be accommodated on new bank notesRecommend

  • Chad
    Aug 11, 2016 - 2:51AM

    @Haji Atiya:
    While his impact is worth so much more, based on his history and humble beginnings, a simple coin seems most fitting.Recommend

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