Abdul Sattar Edhi the Chairman of Edhi Foundation and a great humanitarian passed away in Karachi on 8th July 2016, Edhi’s funeral offered on Saturday at the National Stadium in Karachi. Pakistan lost its most prominent social activist and great man, after three days of Abdul Sattar Edhi’s passing away, SBP announced news for him to honor of his great services and actions. State Bank will issue commemorative coin in honor of Abdul Sattar Edhi. Ashraf Mahmood Wathra , the governor of the State Bank personally visited Edhi Home and announced about this news, but not confirmed that when will be launched the coin.
Just like any other currency this commemorative coin will be available in market, the official news announced by Jaag TV.
This is not the first time that SBP announced about the commemorative coin, before this the State Bank has issued 26 coins for commemorative national heroes and some other special occasions. These commemorative coins are generally for collectors only, except the Government decides otherwise, these commemorative coins do not become part of the usually circulated money and a separate balance is used to keep their track. It is also important to share that there hasn’t been a clear information or news yet whether the Edhi Coin will be used in regular circulation or mere collector’s edition.
Abdul Sattar Edhi’s work and life after his passing has been a trending topic on both level International and local media, Edhi was the richest poor man, people around the world especially in Pakistan took Twitter and Facebook to pay their tribute to Abdul Sattar Edhi. Media presenting a lot of programs and other feature to tribute to the legendary humanitarian, Google also paid homage to Edhi.
Through the Social Media there are some petitions are circulating, one is the appeal for Abdul Sattar Edhi nominating for the Noble Peace Prize, the other one is an online petition wants new Islamabad Airport to be named after Abdul Sattar Edhi. Although these things are very small as reward of his work, he was the great man and once he said, “Noble Prize means nothing to me, I only care about Humanity”. If we deeply observe Abdul Sattar Edhi’s life than we realize that his life is meaningful and best life we find important quotes of Abdul Sattar Edhi that will be enlighten our lives and shows us the right ways of life.