Pakistani Rupee is the official currency of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Sign of Pakistani Rupee is “Rs” and code is “PKR”. State Bank of Pakistan is responsible …
Unique Coins in Pakistani CurrencyPakistani Rupee is the official currency of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Sign of Pakistani Rupee is "Rs" and code is "PKR". State Bank of Pakistan is responsible for issuance and control of national currency. Rupee is also refferred as Rupaya and Rupaye. Its subunit is Paisa which is 100th part of a rupee.
Here is a huge collection of old Pakistani currency notes. Also currency notes which were printed by Reserve Bank of India with photos of British King. Year of issuance or its validity period is also given with all currency notes. Other details e.g. image of which place or building, is also mentioned where necessary.
Rupiya is derived from Sanskrit word Rupya which means a coin of Silver. Historically, the first Rupee currency was introduced by King Sher Shah Suri in 16th century. Now currencies of Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives and Indonesia are called Rupee. In near past, currencies of Afghanistan and Burma were also called Rupee.
Notes issued pre-1971 were in Urdu, Bengali and English but after seperation of Bengladesh, Pakistani Rupee has only Urdu and English text.
Initially, Indian coins and currency notes were used by Pakistan, simply over-stamped with "Government of Pakistan. These notes have image of George VI King Emporer on front side and printed by Reserve Bank of India.