The rupee is used as an official currency by eight countries in the world. Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Nepal, Mauritius, and Seychelles have Rupee currency.
Only India and Nepal have unique symbols for Rupee currency. But the other countries have used Rs’ as a currency sign to characterize the monetary units.
Now a well-known Pakistani design artist and travel blogger “Assam Artist” has given a proposal for a symbol to represent the currency of Pakistan ‘rupees’.
The idea behind this move, as per Assam is to give Pak rupee its own identity in the international market.
The design of the symbol is deep as it is a combo of the cultural heritage, rich history, and patriotism in Pakistan. This means that the artist gave quite a lot of thought in making the design of the symbol.
Assam said, “I have merged the edges, curves, and lines of the crescent and star of the country’s flag. I also took inspiration from gender and cultural equality signs which show that we are multi-cultural people of a nation with equal rights.”
The symbol represents the flag, culture, and values of Pakistan It merges the the ‘P’ and ‘R’ for Pakistani Rupee. As Urdu is the national language of Pakistan, you can find hints of it in the symbol.
Assam said, I also used two alphabets from the national language Urdu, ‘ر’ from Rupiya and ‘ا’ (alif), initial of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. It is presented as Latin with a mixture of Urdu Qalam calligraphy.”