KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan Governor Ashraf Mahmood Wathra accompanied by Faisal Edhi and Jimmy Engineer inaugurated exhibition of Abdul Sattar Edhi’s pencil sketches made by Jimmy Engineer at State Bank Museum; Art Gallery in Karachi on Monday.
Jimmy Engineer through his pencil sketches of Abdul Sattar Edhi has portrayed the pain and sympathy Abdul Sattar Edhi felt for the needy people. These sketches also reflected love and dedication of Edhi to the downtrodden of the society.
The sketches portray the hardships Edhi faced to carry out his mission of humanitarianism. Speaking on the occasion, State Bank governor acknowledged the services of great philanthropist, and human right activist Adbul Sattar Edhi. He also lauded dedication of Jimmy Engineer for making sketches of the great philanthropist.
The governor in his address announced that commemorative coin of Rs 50 in memory of Abdul Sattar Edhi will be issued in March 2017 as a small token of appreciation for his selfless services for the country. It may be recalled here that the work on design of Rs 50 commemorative coin in memory of late Abdul Sattar Edhi was already in progress after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had accorded its approval in the cabinet meeting held on July 15, 2016. Addressing the ceremony the governor also requested CEOs of banks to dedicate some of their CSR activities to promote art and heritage in the country.
Jimmy Engineer speaking on the occasion said that he received great inspiration from the services of Edhi rendered to the mankind. He said Edhi is a legend for the whole world.
“Whenever I visited foreign countries people talked about Pakistan negatively, but when I asked them do you have any person like Abdul Sattar Edhi they had no answer,” he claimed. Jimmy thanked State Bank Governor for placing these sketches at SBP Museum of Art Gallery.
Faisal Edhi also spoke on the occasion and thanked on behalf of family of Edhi Sahab and Edhi Foundation for holding the ceremony in the memory of Abdul Sattar Edhi. He felt satisfaction that services of late Edhi will be remembered through art work of Jimmy Engineer.