KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has formally issued a memorial coin on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak.
Sikhs visiting the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Pakistan will be able to buy the Rs50 coin. They will also be able to buy postage stamps with an image of the Gurdwara Janam Asthan for Rs8.
A ceremony to this effect was held in Karachi today where SBP Governor Reza Baqir said, “The Sikh community worldwide celebrates today on November 12 the birth of their religion founder Guru Nanak.”
Baqir said that the purpose of releasing the memorial coin by the central bank was to be part of national efforts to promote interfaith peace.
He said the founder of the Sikh religion preached the message of peace and brotherhood. He expressed the confidence that through this coin his message would reach every household.
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Prime Minister Imran Khan earlier on Saturday formally inaugurated the Kartarpur corridor to facilitate visa-free entry of Indian Sikh pilgrims to one of Sikhism’s holiest shrines in the Pakistani town of Narowal.
Thousands of pilgrims were present on the occasion of the inauguration of the corridor including former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, Indian ex-prime minister Manmohan Singh, and Bollywood actor Sunny Deol.
Earlier on 0th October, the Pakistani government formally announced to issued a memorial coin to mark the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of the Sikh religion, Guru Nanak.
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