The State Bank of Pakistan will issue a commemorative coin in honor of Abdul Sattar Edhi – a great humanitarian and philanthropist who died last week at the age of 88 and was laid to rest with state honor.
As reported by Express Tribune, the Central Bank will issue the commemorative coin at a memorial service at its headquarter on Saturday. The governor of Sindh Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan and senior bankers will attend the occasion.
The details of the denomination of commemorative coin have not been disclosed but it would most likely to be of a domination higher than Rs.10.
Commemorative coins are usually issued in higher denominations as they are not meant for general circulations in the economy. These are made of copper, nickel or zinc and illustrate crescent and five-pointed stars.
Last year, the State Bank of Pakistan issued a commemorative coin worth Rs.20 to mark the Pakistan-China Year of Friendly Exchange.
It is pertinent to mention that a petition campaign has been started demanding to rename the new Islamabad airport as Edhi International Airport. So far 39,000 people have signed the petition that is available online.
Pakistani airline Airblue has also supported naming the airport after Edhi as a lasting tribute to the philanthropist.
All these things are just a small gesture of gratitude to the greatest Pakistani man for his phenomenal efforts towards humanity.