Commemorative Rs75 banknote marks nation’s commitment to fight climate change – Pakistan

KARACHI: To mark 75 years of the country’s independence, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Sunday issued a Rs75 commemorative note featuring not only the portraits of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Allama Iqbal, Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah and Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, but also highlighting the nation’s commitment to tackling climate change.

The green and white bill has yellow tones, where the green represents growth and development and draws inspiration from the country’s Islamic identity and the white color emphasizes the religious diversity of the population, according to the SBP .

“The Markhor and Deodar trees pictured on the reverse of the banknote underscore our national commitment to addressing climate change and its impacts,” the SBP said in a statement.

While unveiling the banknote at a ceremony at the SBP Museum, Acting SBP Governor Dr. Murtaza Syed said that while coins and postage stamps were regularly issued to mark days of national significance , it was rare for the SBP to issue a commemorative note.

Mr. Syed also inaugurated the Roshan Pension Plan (RPP) under the Roshan Digital Account initiative for Overseas Pakistanis. Overseas Pakistanis could also enjoy the benefits of financial planning for their retirement through the RPP, he said.

Speaking about the economic challenges facing the economy, Dr Syed advised citizens not to pay attention to the misinformation being spread on social media. He hopes that the crucial IMF bailout program will provide the country with a reprieve and that Pakistan will not be vulnerable compared to countries that do not have the IMF program.

Posted in Dawn, August 15, 2022

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