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March 24, 2019

SBP holds ‘Art in Coinage’ exhibition

Business

March 24, 2019

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) held a special exhibition ‘Art in Coinage’ at its museum to celebrate Pakistan Resolution Day on Saturday.

The exhibition highlighted the work of renowned artist Abdul Jabbar Gul, as well as history of coinage.

SBP Deputy Governor Jameel Ahmad said, “It is an honour for me to speak on this important day in Pakistan’s history, when the resolution to create a new homeland for Muslims of the subcontinent was passed in 1940 at Minto Park, Lahore.”

He commemorated the efforts of those daring individuals of the subcontinent, who in the face of adversity resolved to establish a separate homeland. “The clarity of their vision and the depth of their commitment is evident by the fact that Pakistan came into being within just seven years after the resolution was passed,” he said.

Speaking of the exhibition, he said it was unique in the sense that history was told through art by highlighting the artistry in Pakistan’s coinage, which was usually overlooked due to the small size of coins. He appreciated the work done by Abdul Jabbar Gul, who was also present on the occasion.

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