ISLAMABAD, JULY 17 (APP): The work on design of Rs 50 commemorative coin in memory of late Abdul Sattar Edhi has been started, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said Sunday.

According to statement issued by the Bank, the decision to issue commemorative coin was taken by the federal government and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had accorded its approval in the cabinet meeting held on Friday, July 15, 2016.

The federal government will decide the final design of the coin.

Governor State Bank of Pakistan announced this decision on the instructions of Prime Minister in a condolence gathering held at SBP Karachi for late Mr. Edhi.

The issuance of a commemorative coin, among other steps taken by the government and other organizations, will keep memories of the late philanthropic personality in our history.

It is just a token to acknowledge late Edhi’s services to the humanity, said SBP Governor, adding “those nations who honour their heroes create examples and legacy for their work to be continued in the future generation.