KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Friday issued a special commemorative coin of Rs50 in honour of late humanitarian and Edhi Foundation Chairman Abdul Sattar Edhi.
The commemorative coin was issued by the central bank after the federal government had authorized it on July 15, 2016 following his death.
The coin will be available through the exchange counters in all field offices of SBP Banking Services Corporation.
One side of the coin is engraved with Edhi’s side portrait and inscribed with “era of humanity Abdul Sattar Edhi” on top while his birth and death dates are inscribed on the bottom.
Revered by many as a national hero, Abdul Sattar Edhi created a charitable empire out of nothing. He managed Pakistan’s largest welfare organisation almost single-handedly with the assistance of private donations. The humanitarian passed away at the age of 88 in Karachi on July 9, 2016.