tate Bank of Pakistan celebrated 70th Independence Day of Pakistan on 14th August, 2017 at SBP Headquarters I.I. Chundrigar Road Karachi.

Independence Day celebrations started with recitation of Holy Quran and subsequently playing of national anthem. Governor State Bank Mr. Tariq Bajwa hoisted the national flag at 9:00 am amidst thunderous applause.

In his inaugural address Governor SBP congratulated the audience on Independence Day and said that the nation is indebted to all distinguished and anonymous heroes whose sacrifices helped achieve our freedom. He said economic system based on strong institutions guarantees progress. He further added that no progress could be made without strong monetary system and strong economy. The Governor also highlighted achievements and challenges to Pakistan’s economy.

After his address, Governor inaugurated special exhibition at Museum & Art Gallery. The special exhibition was organized by State Bank Museum & Art Gallery, which was unique in the sense that it was comprised of two exhibitions:

one was about the history of Pakistan through the lense of newspapers cuttings from 1947 till 2014 whereas in second exhibition political history of Pakistan was presented through rare photographs after 1947 till 2017.

In the exhibition, Blind Resource Foundation also presented collection of photographs taken by visually impaired students. Blind photography typically consists of a vision impaired photographer and an assistant with whom the photographer shares a close professional bond. While the creative process varies between photographers, generally there is an ongoing dialogue between the photographer and their assistant throughout the process.

Governor also inaugurated the launch of antiques of the State Bank Museum on Google by Google Cultural Institute. This is a virtual space where archaeological, architectural, art, music and everything that comes under the umbrella of the term culture is showcased for a global audience.

In the end, accompanied by Deputy Governors, MD BSC, Chief Spokesman, Director IBSD and others, the Governor also cut the Independence cake.

Governor's Speech

Governor SBP giving out certificates to visually impaired students

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