State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) celebrated its 70 years anniversary on Sunday, July 1, 2018, with a number of programs taking place simultaneously at the Bank in Karachi. These activities were aimed at sharing the 70 years’ history of SBP and bridging the information gap on various functions and achievements of SBP and its subsidiaries. The programs were attended by a cross-section of society, particularly school children.
Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs and former governor SBP, Dr. Shamshad Akhtar inaugurated the Exhibition at SBP Museum as part of 70-year celebrations.
On this special occasion, the Bank organized special exhibitions and Open House session that remained open to the public and ran throughout the day.
More than 1000 schools kids participated from different formal and non-formal schools. 18 students from ZEST schools of The NGO World participated. Mr. Shakeel Akaash, Project Manager ZEST led the group. They had an opportunity to had the discussion with SBP high management. Received very valid, authentic and useful information from desks. How to make currency notes? What difference between real and fake notes etc…. Than all the students went to the SBP museum. There they had historical information on trading and business. Students and teachers showed keen interest and were very happy to have such an important information.
The general public turned out in droves in the Open House session. In order to provide the public maximum information on this day in a befitting manner, special counters were set up for the sale of Commemorative Coins and Prize Bonds to visitors. There was an exhibition of Currency Cycle and the stalls showcased Currency designing and printing processes and live demonstration of Currency notes examination machines, prize bonds draw. Live demonstrations of Desktop Notes Sorting (DNS) and External Relations Department Page 2 Countertop Notes Sorting (CNS) machines, and Video display of state of the art notes processing system (BPAS Machine used by SBP) was also arranged for the interest of general public.