Travel with us as we take a look at a banknote from Pakistan. Pakistan is located in South Asia and is officially known as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The name Pakistan translates to “land of the pure” or “land of purity.” It is one of the most densely populated countries in the world.
This week’s banknote is Pakistan 20 Rupees p46a (232a) 2005. The paper note has both Urdu and English text. On the front is an image of Mohammed Ali Jinnah wearing a sherwani. On the back of the note is Mohenjo-Daro. The watermark is Mohammed Ali Jinnah.
Mohammed Ali Jinnah was a Muslim- Indian politician. Jinnah worked in India to unite both Muslim and Hindu political parties. Thanks to his endeavors, the two parties did start to work together for a while. Unfortunately, this did not last long and the idea of a separate Muslim state came about. This idea was opposed by both Indian and British governments; however, Jinnah ultimately was successful. Jinnah was the founder of Pakistan which formed in 1947. He became the first governor-general from Pakistan’s inception until his death in 1948.
Mohenjo-Daro is an archeological site in Pakistan, and is also known as the Mound of Death. It was a large settlement built around 2500 BCE. Mohenjo-Daro was a large city that rivaled its contemporaries of the time. The city used street grids and had covered sewage systems. Mohenjo-Daro was abandoned around 1900 BCE due to the decline in the valley it was located in. It was rediscovered in 1920 and named as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
This orange and yellow colored note is a nice-looking banknote. It displays Mohammed Ali Jinnah, and Mohenjo-Daro. The current price for this note is $3.00, but it is subject to change. To see more about this note or other notes like it, head to our website.
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Denomination: 20 Rupees
Pick #: 46a
Depictions: Muhammad Ali Jinnah; View of Mohenjo-Daro
Note Size: 5″ x 2 1/2″
Continent: Asia and the Middle East
Watermark: Muhammad Ali Jinnah