The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Sunday said that it has released a commemorative banknote of Rs75 to mark the 75th anniversary of the creation of Pakistan.
In a tweet, the central bank stated that the banknote would be available for public issuance on September 30, 2022.
“Green and white colour were chosen for the banknote as they represent Pakistan,” it said.
“The note has portraits of Quaid-e-Azam, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Allama Iqbal and Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah to recognise and acknowledge their contribution in the Pakistan movement,” the SBP said.
“The picture of Markhor on the note’s reverse highlights our focus on environmental sustainability.”
A picture of deodar tree, Pakistan’s national tree, is also visible on it.
The vignette on the reverse side of the banknote is inspired from the artwork banknote done by Sara Khan, a young and upcoming artist from Pakistan, the SBP wrote on its official website.
The images of Markhor and Deodar highlight the importance of saving our environment and Pakistan’s unique fauna and flora. The design provided by Khan was selected by the State Bank of Pakistan as inspirational outline for the vignettes on the reverse side of the commemorative banknote.