The State Bank of Pakistan has announced, it will issue fresh Currency notes to general public from May 20 till May 31 to exchange with old ones for Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations.
The SBP in collaboration with Pakistan Banks Association (PBA) set up SMS short code 8877 for issuing fresh currency notes, which will be issued during May 20 to 31. People are asked to send message to 8877 along with their CNIC numbers and branch codes of the bank. SMS charges are Rs2 plus tax.
Consumers will receive an SMS carrying Redemption Code, E-Branch Address and Expiry Date of Redemption Code. The consumers are asked to visit their respective e-branches along with original CNIC, a photocopy of the CNIC and the Redemption Code received through 8877.
According to the State Bank of Pakistan new currency notes would be available at 1700 branches of 142 cities. People can also visit the State Bank’s six field offices to get the currency notes.