KARACHI: If you haven’t yet applied for the fresh currency notes for Eid ul Fitr 2019, it’s time to get it. Only 6 days to go before the deadline.
The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) had announced the dates to issue new currency notes for Eid Ul Fitr 2019 between May 20 and May 31, 2019, along with the list of 1700 e-branches spreading over 142 cities, liable to issue fresh currency notes.
An SMS service has also been announced by the State Bank of Pakistan, obliging people to register themselves through the SMS before visiting any of the designated e-branches for fresh currency notes.
People are required to send an SMS to 8877 along with their CNIC number and issued branch code of the desired bank.
It is worth mentioning that:
- One CNIC can only be used once to get fresh currency.
- Rs.2 (excluding tax) will be applicable on the SMS.
In response, the registrant will receive a redemption code in an SMS from 8877, identifying the respective E-branch address and expiry date of the redemption code. The code will remain valid for only 2 working days as per the given dates in the SMS.
To redeem fresh currency notes, the registrant has to visit the mentioned branch along with the original valid CNIC, a photocopy of the CNIC and the redemption code received through 8877. Branch IDs for e-branches are different from the existing branch codes of the banks.
One can obtain three sets of Rs.10/-, one set of Rs. 50/- and one set of Rs. 100/-.
Here is a glimpse of the list of e-branches issued by the State Bank of Pakistan.
You can download the list from the State Bank of Pakistan’s Official Site.