Pakistan Currency from 1947 till Now

In 1947, provisional issues of banknotes were made, consisting of Government of India and Reserve Bank of India notes for 1, 2, 5, 10 and 100 rupees overprinted with the text "Government of Pakistan" in English and Urdu. Regular government issues commenced in 1948 in denominations of 1, 5, 10 and 100 rupees. The government continued to issue 1 rupee notes until the 1980s but other note issuing was taken over by the State Bank in 1953, when 2, 5, 10 and 100 rupees notes were issued. Only a few 2 rupees notes were issued. 50 rupees notes were added in 1957, with 2 rupees notes reintroduced in 1985. In 1986, 500 rupees notes were introduced, followed by 1000 rupees the next year. 2 and 5 rupees notes were replaced by coins in 1998 and 2002. 20 rupee notes were added in 2005, followed by 5000 rupees in 2006.

All banknotes other than the 1 and 2 rupees feature a portrait of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on the obverse along with writing in Urdu. The reverses of the banknotes vary in design and have English text. The only Urdu text found on the reverse is the Urdu translation of the Prophetic Hadith, "Seeking honest livelihood is worship of God."

The banknotes vary in size and colour, with larger denominations being longer than smaller ones. All contain multiple colours. However, each denomination does have one colour which predominates. All banknotes feature a watermark for security purposes. On the larger denomination notes, the watermark is a picture of Jinnah, while on smaller notes, it is a crescent and star. Different types of security threads are also present in each banknote.

1 rupee note from1949


2 rupee note from1949

Governor State Bank Zahid Hussain



1 rupee note from1953
Governor State Bank Abdul Qadir

100 rupee note year 1960

Governor State Bank Aftab Qazi




rupee note from1972

Governor State Bank Ghulam Ishaq Khan



5 rupee note from1972

Governor State Bank Ghulam Ishaq Khan



10 rupee note from1972

Governor State Bank Ghulam Ishaq Khan



50 rupee note from 1972

Governor State Bank Ghulam Ishaq Khan




100 rupee note 1972
Governor State Bank Ghulam Ishaq Khan




1 rupee note from 1974

Governor State Bank Abdul Rauf


1 rupee note from 1974

Governor State Bank Hasib Ullah Baig


5 rupee note from 1976

Governor State Bank Usman Ali



10 rupee note from 1976



50 rupee note from 1976

Governor State Bank: Aftab Qazi



100 rupee note 1976

Governor State Bank Usman Ali


100 rupee note year 1984 - 2006

Governor State bank Madam Shamshad Akhtar



500 note year 1986
Governor State Bank Aftab Qazi

1000 rupee note 1988
Governor State Bank Wasim Aun Jafri

5 rupee note 1997 (special Golden Jubilee of Pakistan celebration Note)

Governor State Bank Muhammad Yaqoob


20 rupee note 2005
Governor State Bank Ishrat Hussain



10 rupee note from 2006
Governor State Bank Madam Shamshad Akhter




100 rupee from 2006


500 rupee note from year 2006


5000 rupee year from 2006



Present Coins of 1, 2 and 5







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