Special Edhi coin to be issued by State Bank

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The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will issue a special coin in honour of celebrated humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi who passed away last week. The denomination, shape and other details regarding the coin will be announced on Saturday at a special condolence reference for Edhi, SBP Spokesman Abid Qamar told DawnNews. Revered by many as a national hero, Abdul Sattar Edhi created a charitable empire out of nothing. He masterminded Pakistan’s largest welfare organisation almost single-handedly, entirely with private donations. He was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2013 but had been unable to get a transplant due to frail health and was receiving treatment at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation.
 
Special Edhi coin to be issued by State Bank
 
While undergoing a scheduled dialysis on Friday, Edhi felt difficulty breathing after which doctors decided to shift him onto a ventilator. The humanitarian passed away at the age of 88 in Karachi on Friday night. Thousands of people, including high-profile politicians and government officials, gathered at the National Stadium to attend Edhi's funeral prayers on Saturday. The iconic social worker was given a guard of honour and a 19-gun salute by the Pakistan Army as his body was taken away from the National Stadium after a state funeral. His body was then taken to Edhi village, where he was laid to rest.
 
Blog post Written by TALQEEN ZUBAIRI and you can visit the original article at http://www.dawn.com/
Tags : Special, Edhi, Abdul Sattar, Coin, Issued, State, Bank, Denomination, National, Hero, Kidney, Failure, Government, Army, Politics, Humanity

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