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A Rs.50 coin was unveiled at the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Friday to commemorate the services of late Abdus Sattar Edhi.
A statement issued by the Central Bank said that Faisal Edhi, son of Abdus Sattar Edhi,was also present on the occasion.
Governor State Bank, Ashraf Mahmood Wathra, presented the commemorative coin to Faisal Edhi.
Governor SBP paid tribute to the late Abdul Sattar Edhi and informed the audience that Pakistan had issued only five commemorative coins highlighting personalities including Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Allama Muhammed Iqbal, Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, and now Abdus Sattar Edhi.
Edhi is the only social worker who has been honored with a commemorative coin, he said.
He stated that in July 2016, the State Bank had organized a condolence gathering to pay homage to Edhi, where the commemorative coin announcement was made.
On the recommendation of the State Bank, the Prime Minister had decided to issue a coin to commemorate Edhi’s services at national level.
The wide scope of Edhi Foundation’s services reflects the late philanthropist’s deep insight into various social issues, he said,adding that in rendering his services Edhi made no distinctions of geographical limits, color, race, nationality and religion.
The best way to pay tribute to Edhi Sahib is to espouse his cause and cooperate in all philanthropic activities, he added.
Faisal Edhi thanked the SBP and the government of Pakistan for issuing the coin commemorating Edhi’s services to the humanity.