Pak issues Rs.10 coin to honour Benazir on her death anniversary

December 19th, 2008 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Benazir Bhutto

Islamabad, Dec 19 (ANI): Pakistan will issue a new 10-rupee coin in honour of slain former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto to coincide with the first anniversary of her death in a suicide attack.

The State Bank of Pakistan will issue about 300,000 of the commemorative coins bearing Benazirs portrait and inscribed with the phrase Daughter of the East Honourable Benazir Bhutto in Urdu, The News reported.

Benazir was assassinated in a suicide attack in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007 after addressing an election rally, just two months after surviving a strike on her homecoming parade in Karachi.

Benazir - the first woman Prime Minister in an Islamic state - was leaving an election rally in Rawalpindi when a gunman shot her in the neck and set off a bomb.

The government had also renamed Islamabads international airport after the two-time former premier, as well as a main road and hospital in Rawalpindi. (ANI)

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