KARACHI: SBP has formally issued Rs.50 commemorative coin on the occasion of Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary.
A ceremony was also held in Karachi on Tuesday to mark the release of the commemorative coin.
The Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Reza Baqir share the purpose of releasing the coin. He said the central bank want to be part of national efforts to promote interfaith harmony.
The SBP Governor also said the founder of Sikh religion preached peace and brotherhood. He is confident through the release of this coin his message of peace and interfaith harmony will reach every household.
One side of the coin is engraved with the image of Janam Asthan Nankana Sahib and the other side with the words ‘Islamic Republic of Pakistan’.
The Sikh community today on November 12, is celebrating the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh religion.
The Sikh Pilgrims visiting Gurdwara will be able to purchase the coin of Rs.50. Similarly they will be able to buy the commemorative postage stamp with the image of the Gurdwara Janam Asthan of Rs.8.
Minister Postal Services Murad Saeed had issued the stamp under the approval of PM Imran Khan.
Inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor
Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated Kartarpur Corridor on November 9, to facilitate the entry of Sikh community.
Thousands of Sikh pilgrims were present on the inauguration ceremony. They have travelled not only from India but across the world to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.