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  • Coin commemorating Edhi to be issued by State Bank of Pakistan

    The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Tuesday announced it will launch a special coin on March 31 in honour of late humanitarian and Edhi Foundation Chairman Abdul Sattar Edhi, a press release issued from the bank stated...

    The federal government had authorised SBP to issue the commemorative coin in memory of the late philanthropist on July 15, 2016 following his death...

  • Pakistan will 'pay back India in its own coin' for any misadventure, warns defence minister

    "Pakistan will pay [back] India in its own coin in case of any misadventure," Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan warned on Tuesday, responding to his Indian counterpart's comments from a day earlier...

    Following a militant attack over the weekend on an Indian army camp in Sunjuwan in Jammu — which left 10 people dead, including five Indian soldiers and a civilian — the Indian Foreign Minister Nirmala Sitharaman directly blamed...

  • Coin collector from Mustafabad

    KASUR: A youth living in Mustafabad, a small town of Kasur, claims to have collected thousands of ancient coins, currency notes and medals from across the world...

    Shakeel Ahmed, 27, wants to donate all his collection to Kasur Museum
  • BFA election decided by coin-toss!

    KARACHI: Abdul Rauf Sadozai was elected Balochistan Football Association (BFA) president by a coin-toss on Friday...

    Sadozai and his election rival Khalil Ahmed received eight votes each and agreed to see the BFA hotseat decided by a coin-toss which saw the former win, well-placed sources told Dawn...

  • Special Edhi coin to be issued by State Bank

    KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will issue a special coin in honour of celebrated humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi who passed away last week...

    The denomination, shape and other details regarding the coin will be announced on Saturday at a special condolence reference for Edhi, SBP Spokesman Abid Qamar told DawnNews...

  • New Rs5 coin from tomorrow

    KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan will issue Rs5 coin of new size and changed metal composition tomorrow...

    The coin weighs 3 grams with 79 per cent copper, 20pc zinc and 1pc nickel...

  • Mughal-era coin, ‘longest staircase’ unearthed near Ban Faqiran

    TAXILA: During an excavation at a Buddhist stupa in Ban Faqiran, archaeologists from the Federal Department of Archaeology have discovered rare antiques, including a copper coin from the Mughal era...

    However, recent excavations indicate that it was built in the Mughal era as the only coin unearthed is also from the Mughal era...

  • Benaud gets face on new Aussie coin

    SYDNEY: The ‘voice of cricket’ Richie Benaud has been honoured with his face on a 50-cent coin in Australia, with a limited mintage inspired by statistics from his storied career...

    He played his last Test against South Africa in 1964 and the new coin was released to coincide with Australia’s third Test against the Proteas under way in Adelaide...

  • The flip side of the coin

    Sadly the government is too pre-occupied celebrating its achievements in financial management and the CPEC to worry about the persistently eroding industrial base in Pakistan...

    Commenting on the current weak large-scale manufacturing (LSM) data in the first quarterly report of the State Bank, he said, the closure of the Pakistan Steel Mills, fall in tractor, paper/board and cigarettes contributed to the slow down and that they were...

  • Assad and IS: two sides of the same coin

    Protecting civilians, beating the IS and organising decent governance for eastern Syria should be the pillars of a strategy to stabilise Syria, to set the stage for real peace talks and to stop the haemorrhaging of terrified humanity from a country ravaged mercilessly by two sides of the same terrorist coin: the Islamic State and Assad...

  • Rs10 coin to be issued on Oct 24

    KARACHI: As authorised by the federal government on July 17, the State Bank of Pakistan will issue the Rs10 coin on Oct 24 from all exchange counters of field offices of the SBP’s services corporation...

    The yellow-coloured coin is round with serrations on its edge...

  • Thais shell-shocked as coin-swallowing turtle dies

    BANGKOK: A sea turtle nicknamed “Piggy Bank” has died after complications from surgery to remove nearly 1,000 coins she swallowed during captivity, Thai vets said on Tuesday...

    The reptile was thought to be recovering well from the pioneering seven-hour operation earlier this month to remove five kilograms (11 pounds) of coins lodged in her digestive tract — good luck pennies tossed into the pool she was kept in
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