State Bank of Pakistan unveils Rs50 coin in honour of Dr. Ruth Pfau

Posted by : Admin on May 09, 2018 03:23 AM

Karachi: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has unveiled a commemorative coin worth Rs 50 in recognition of meritorious services rendered by Pakistan’s Mother Teresa Dr. Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau. The coin was unveiled by SBP Governor Tariq Bajwa and the German ambassador to Pakistan Martin Kobler at the SBP Headquarters in Karachi.
Dr. Pfau’s untiring efforts brought leprosy under control in the country and Pakistan became the first country in Asia to earn this status. Dr. Pfau’s contribution to the society was gratefully acknowledged by the people and state during her life time. She was awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz, Nishan-i-Quaid–i-Azam and Hilal-i-Pakistan.
Speaking on the occasion, Governor SBP said that Dr. Ruth Pfau dedicated her life for amelioration of lepers in Pakistan. With her efforts Pakistan became the first country in the region to control the disease and No amount of awards and recognition can we repay her extraordinary services for the country.
Governor SBP further added that, issuing of commemorative coin is something of a unique nature which in the past have been issued only for great people like Quaid-e-Azam, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Fatima Jinnah, and Abdul Sattar Edhi.