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The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has taken proactive measures to protect citizens from inadvertently accepting counterfeit Rs1000 currency notes.
In this regard, the SBP has released a comprehensive video on a microblogging site, detailing the various security features embedded in the currency. The objective is to empower individuals with the knowledge needed to distinguish between genuine and fake notes.
The video emphasizes key security features, such as the watermark showcasing an image of Quaid Azam. This feature serves as a distinct identifier, providing a quick visual confirmation of the note’s authenticity. Additionally, a safety thread—a crucial element in currency security—is incorporated on the left side of the note. This thread displays raised signs and digits, enhancing the overall defense against counterfeit replication.
— SBP (@StateBank_Pak) January 4, 2024
Further fortifying the security measures are raised printings on specific sections of Quaid-e-Azam’s portrait and lines on both sides of the currency. These raised elements act as tactile indicators, strengthening the overall resilience of the currency against unauthorized duplication. On the left side, color-changing flags and hidden 1000 digits, visible from different angles on the right side, add an extra layer of complexity to thwart counterfeiting attempts.
For heightened scrutiny, exposure to ultraviolet light reveals different colors on various sections of the note, providing a quick and reliable method to verify authenticity. This multifaceted approach ensures that individuals have diverse means to confirm the legitimacy of a currency note, reducing the likelihood of falling victim to counterfeit practices.