Banks Launched Issuance Of Fresh Currency Notes Service For Eid-Ul-Fitr


ISLAMABAD, 12 June: State Bank of Pakistan has launched SMS service which allows citizens to acquire new currency notes for Eid-ul-Fitr starting from June 12 on Monday (today).
The service will be available across Pakistan and the public will be able to get the notes by using a short SMS code. This initiative will make it easy for people to obtain fresh currency notes ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Any subscriber can place a request to nearby designated branch specified by the State Bank of Pakistan. The issuance of new currency notes service began on 12th June 2017 and continue till 23rd June 2017.
To avail new currency notes, the subscriber has just to send an SMS to 8877 by adding the code of nearby bank branch and CNIC number. In return, the subscriber will receive an SMS containing redemption code, e-branch address and the code validity period.
Redemption code received by the customer will be valid for two working days as per the mentioned dates in the SMS. The customer may then approach the concerned e-branch along with his/her original CNIC/Smart Card, a photocopy of the CNIC/Smart Card and transaction code received from 8877 to obtain fresh currency notes.
An individual can obtain three (03) packets of R10 and one (01) packet each of Rs50 and Rs100 as per availability of stock.