In honor of the great humanitarian and amazing Pakistani Abdul Sattar Edhi, the State Bank of Pakistan announced last year that it will issue a Rs. 50 coin in honor of the unsurpassed philanthropist and founder of the Edhi Foundation, which makes up the largest ambulance network in the world, apart from a myriad of orphanages and other philanthropic institutions. The new coin will enter currency circulation on the 31st of March 2017.
The coin features the face of Abdul Sattar Edhi on the backside, while the front will feature the conventional star and crescent on it, representative of Pakistani coins. Abdul Sattar Edhi is one of the greatest humanitarians the world has ever seen:
It’s only fitting that he gets featured on the country of his birth and death: Pakistan. Edhi created a World’s largest private ambulance network, maternity wards, orphanages, shelters, homes for the elderly and morgues. He is a beautiful example of what Pakistan can produce and what a Pakistani can do in one lifetime. The coins is available on the exchange counters of all State Bank of Pakistan branches throughout the country. The coins is made of 75% copper and 25% nickel with a diameter of 3 cms and a weight of 13.5 grams.
We hope that this makes us remember this great humanitarian and allows us to give to his charity organization, the Edhi Foundation even more and help it in its continued vision and goal to help humanity and the people in need and distress. It is not every day that a person like Edhi is born in the midst of a people and he was certainly a personality and human that should be cherished for distant times to come.