The central bank of Pakistan has issued a commemorative coin worth 550 Pakistani Rupees to mark the 550th anniversary of the founder of the Sikh religion Baba Guru Nanak.
One side of the commemorative coin has the image of Janam Asthan Nankana Sahib and the other side is engraved with the words of the ‘Islamic Republic of Pakistan’ in Urdu.
The Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Reza Baqir said that the purpose to release the commemorative coin was to supplement and be the part of the national efforts to promote interfaith harmony in the country.
He said that Baba Guru Nanak preached the message of peace and brotherhood. The SBP Governor further expressed the confidence that through this historic coin, his message will reach every household.
Earlier, the government of Pakistan had issued commemorative postage stamps to mark the birth anniversary of the founder of the Sikh religion.