State Bank of Pakistan has issued the new design of the Abdul Sattar Edhi Coin. The Bank will release the coin on March 31st, 2017 to the public.
The Federal Government of Pakistan decided to issue the coin to cherish memories of the great philanthropist from Pakistan Abdul Sattar. The Commemorative Coin will be issued at a price of PKR 50. The State Bank will issue the coin through its exchange counters at SBP field offices, starting 31st March 2017.
Details about the Abdul Sattar Edhi Coin
- Dimensions – 30mm
- Weight – 13.5 grams
- The coin will be composed of 75% Copper and 25% Nickel.
Here is how State Bank of Pakistan has explained the philosophy behind Abdul Sattar Edhi Coin.
“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.”
Services of Abdul Sattar Edhi for Humanity
Abdul Sattar dedicated his entire life to helping the poor and needy around him for more than six decades. He worked for developing a welfare system at the time when there did not exist any such facility. He founded the famous Edhi Foundation with just five thousand rupees. The trust was later named Bilqis Edhi Trust.
He started receiving donations to help the poor people of the country. Here is a look at some of the biggest humanity milestones achieved by the Bilqis Edhi Foundation.
- The foundation rescued more than 20,000 abandoned infants.
- Bilqis Edhi Foundation rehabilitated over 50,000 orphans.
- The foundation also trained more than 40,000 nurses.
- The organization currently runs over 330 welfare centers throughout rural and urban Pakistan.
- The charitable work of the organization is not limited to Pakistan only as it has worked in Africa, Caucasus Region, Middle East, Eastern Europe, and the US. In the US the foundation provided help during Hurricane Katrina.
Many remember Abdul Sattar Edhi as the Mother Teresa of Pakistan. Abdul Sattar Edhi received many international awards for his services towards humanity. He will be remembered as one of the most devoted humanitarians from Pakistan.