Reality Check: Does New Pakistan Banknote Discard Against debasement Message?

Various posts on Facebook and Twitter guarantee Pakistan’s national bank has precluded a citation about the significance of making money from the recently presented 75 rupee banknote

Different posts on Facebook and Twitter guarantee Pakistan’s national bank has precluded a citation about the significance of making money from the recently presented 75 rupee banknote. This is misleading. The statement – – imprinted on Pakistan’s cash notes – – has been all remembered for the new banknote, which was given to honor the jewel celebration of Pakistan’s autonomy.

The case was distributed in a post on Facebook on October 14, 2022.

It shows the two sides of Pakistan’s new 75 rupee banknote.

The post’s Urdu-language inscription means English as: “The citation ‘Making a legitimate living compares to venerate’ has disappeared from the 75 rupee note.

“Maybe the State Bank has acknowledged it is currently exceptionally difficult to make money in Pakistan, so they would rather not superfluously transform individuals into delinquents.”

A screenshot taken on October 15, 2022, of the misleading Facebook post. — AFP

The claim circulated online as Pakistan’s Finance Minister Ishaq Dar promised international lenders to stay true to economic reforms despite a new estimate that his country urgently needs over $16 billion to recover from devastating floods. The News reported on the developments based on an AFP story here.

Images of the same banknote were published by several social media users alongside a similar claim.

Comments from some Facebook users indicated they believed the claim was true, while others responded by taunting the Pakistani authorities.

“It is very sad to hear,” wrote one Facebook user.

“…. People who issued this do not believe in earning a clean livelihood,” wrote another Facebook user.

But the claim is false.

The new 75 rupee banknote also carries the quotation on the back side, which translates to: “Earning an honest living equates to worship.”

The quotation can be seen in this video tweeted by the State Bank of Pakistan:

Below is a screenshot of the central bank’s explainer about the features of the new banknote issued to mark the 75th Independence day of Pakistan.

It shows the quote in question printed on the back of the note, as highlighted in red by AFP:

A screenshot taken on October 15, 2022, of a poster explaining the features of new commemorative banknote. — AFP
A screenshot taken on October 15, 2022, of a poster explaining the features of new commemorative banknote. — AFP

The same calligraphic inscription can also be seen in the images of the banknotes in the false posts.

Below are screenshots comparing the banknotes in the false posts (left) and the State Bank of Pakistan graphic:

A side-by-side comparison of the image shared by Pakistans central bank (right) and the one that appeared of Facebook. — AFP
A side-by-side comparison of the image shared by Pakistan’s central bank (right) and the one that appeared of Facebook. — AFP

As of October 16, 2022, the same anti-corruption message has been printed on all of Pakistan’s banknotes in circulation.

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