SBP in Oblivion over K2’s Name

Posted on July 29, 2008
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Asma Mirza

50 Rs Back Side k2 Peak Karakoram Pakistan

Seems like every Pakistani child knows that it’s Karakoram Range and K-2 peak; though State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) is in doubt. On top of it, proof reading culture is not very popular in Pakistan. In the latest release of Rs 50 note the K2 peak has been written as the ‘Karakoram Peak’.

Earlier this month, SBP launched newer note of Rs. 50 and re-launched note of Rs. 5. The notes were approved by federal cabinet (I’m forgetting if this is the graduate cabinet or there are exceptions included?). A thorough briefing on security features embedded in notes was given by Dr. Shamshad Akhtar as well.

The back side of Rs. 50 note displays a beautiful view of World’s second tallest peak and the all-famous K-2, situated in the Karakoram range. A sales executive in Peshawar raised the point and a very valid one. As The News report:

SBP should clarify the situation. Its efforts to promote Pakistan’s landmarks such as the K2 peak on its currency notes are praiseworthy, but it should be careful not to distort facts.

Either its just an innocent mistake or we really do need to straighten out some facts here.

Related Reading:
No More Guilt Trips on Currency Notes in Pakistan

18 responses to “SBP in Oblivion over K2’s Name”

  1. Rafay Kashmiri says:

    @ BBC world’s ignorance on K-2, has no limits.
    Many times one can observe the deliberation in
    her innocent mistakes !!

  2. Rafay Kashmiri says:

    @ some of the comments carrying amazing infos
    about their own very obvious ” heritage.
    Karakuram Range neighboring transhimalaya in
    the east,( Xinjiang)
    reaching takla makan,
    further north,Pamir (Tajikistan)
    crossing the taile ofAfghanistan,
    coming back to Gilgit Pakistan,
    so many civilizations at” his ” feet.
    Long live The Giant most dangerous Peak of the world,
    one may not doubt to be the highest “mountain Peak”.

  3. faisal says:

    Interesting. But hey, this is Pakistan, impossible is nothing.

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