Honouring a humanitarian

SBP issues Commemorative Coin of Dr. Ruth Pfau

State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Tariq Bajwa and the German ambassador to Pakistan Martin Kobler unveiled Rs. 50 commemorative coin in recognition of meritorious services rendered by Dr. Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau at the SBP Headquarters in Karachi.

The SBP with the approval from federal Government has issued a commemorative coin of Rupees 50 available for public issuance across the country through SBP Banking Service Corporation offices.

Dr. Pfau was an emblem of devotion, commitment and service to Pakistan. Her untiring efforts brought leprosy under control and Pakistan became the first country in Asia to earn this status. Dr.Pfau’s contribution to the society was gratefully acknowledged by the people and state during her lifetime. She was awarded Hilal-i- Imtiaz, Nishan-i-Quaid–i-Azam and Hilal-i-Pakistan.