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

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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 Benazir's 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 Islamabad's international airport after the two-time former premier, as well as a main road and hospital in Rawalpindi. (ANI)

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