Banking hours changed in Pakistan for Ramadan 2022 – check new timings here

New federal government also reduces weekly holidays besides stretching office hours

03:37 PM | 13 Apr, 2022
Banking hours changed in Pakistan for Ramadan 2022 – check new timings here
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KARACHI – The State Bank of Pakistan on Wednesday issued a notification to change banking hours for Ramadan 2022.

The central bank has notified a six-day working week with revised bank timings a day after newly elected Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif stretched working hours besides scraping two weekly offs in all public offices.

The notification cited “As per the decision of the Federal Government communicated vide Notification No.6/2/1996-D-2 dated April 12, 2022, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will observe six days working week with the following office hours during the month of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak, which shall also be followed by all banks”.

It also added that banks may observe extended business hours for the public from 08:00am to 2:00pm (without break) as per their business requirements.

State Bank said that the revised timings shall come into force with immediate effect and continue unless modified or withdrawn.

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