10 Rupee Hajj Banknote

issued by the State Bank of Pakistan

8.3 x 14.7cm

Hajj banknotes were produced by both Pakistan and India after independence in 1947. During the 1950’s the State Bank of Pakistan issued the Hajj banknote partly as a way of providing an easy exchange facility for pilgrims travelling to Mecca. The use of Hajj notes continued until 1978, and during this period it helped to control the illegal export of Pakistani currency via Mecca during the Hajj season.